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In NC congressional District 5, incumbent Republican Virginia Foxx voted against both articles of impeachment and voiced her “strong opposition” to the process in December.

“When Congress sees fit to examine its solemn power of impeachment, it is imperative that it does so in genuine pursuit of justice fairly, transparently and objectively. Anything less is unacceptable,” she said on the U.S. House floor. “This partisan impeachment has fallen far short of that.”

Democrat David Wilson Brown said he would have voted to impeach President Donald Trump.

“I believe (the articles of impeachment) show the clearest picture of the violation of the law and constitution committed by President Trump, even though I believe that there should have been more investigation into the potential emoluments violations,” Brown wrote.

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Constitution Party candidate Jeff Gregory said he would have voted against Trump’s impeachment and called the current attempt a “political coup.”

“I think it’s unconstitutional. I think they have denied the president due process and I think that it wasn’t set up for an impeachment where one party doesn’t like a sitting president,” Gregory told CPP.

One candidate did not return a request for comment.

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Kate Martin is lead investigative reporter for Carolina Public Press. Email her at kmartin@carolinapublicpress.org.

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