U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, who said earlier this month that impeaching the president should be a “last resort,” told reporters in Washington, D.C., Tuesday that he plans to back a proposal to formalize the House inquiry.
The La Crosse Dem’s office didn’t provide any comment beyond tweets from DC-based reporters.
But he told the Washington Post Tuesday morning that “we fully support a thorough investigation and we’re going to continue doing what we’re doing.”
Kind, whose 3rd CD was won by Donald Trump by 5 points in 2016, is the last of Wisconsin’s three House Dems to back impeachment proceedings.
Regional RNC spokeswoman Mandi Merritt tweeted in response to the news, “And he’ll pay the price at the ballot box in 2020 for it.” Her tweet included links to local coverage of anti-impeachment protests Republicans put on outside Kind’s La Crosse office earlier this month.
So far, the only Republican who has registered with the Elections Commission to run against Kind is Kevin Ruscher, of River Falls.
Meanwhile, Justin Bonner, an Eau Claire software engineer, has announced plans to challenge Kind in the Dem primary on a platform that includes supporting the Green New Deal, Medicare for all, tuition-free public college and ranked-choice voting. He has not yet registered with the state Elections Commission.
See Merritt’s tweet: