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Vulnerable House Democrats Walk the Plank for Impeachment

Jim Geraghty, National Review

Republican leaders usually try to avoid putting their members in the position of having to vote on legislation that could cost them their seats. The House GOP did everything it could to avoid losing the majority . . . and then they lost it anyway. Democratic leaders, on the other hand, are sometimes willing to bring up tough votes, to put critical policy priorities above the retention of swing-district seats. So which approach is smarter? No one expects Republicans to repeal the popular parts of Obamacare even if they do win back the House. And none of it would’ve been possible without Democrat House members willing to lose their seats by taking an unpopular vote.