“I was one of 10 Republicans in the House to vote for impeachment. I think when we slip into political violence, that is a line that cannot be tolerated, that cannot be excused, that cannot be treated with kid gloves.” – Rep. Peter Meijer (R-MI, 3rd District)
“I’m the last Democrat in Congress right now who represents a district that went for Romney, Trump, and Trump. And so, we’re a smaller group. But when I was making decisions when Trump’s first impeachment happened, you have to get comfortable with the fact that you may not be reelected and that some things are more important than you keeping a job.” – Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI, 8th District)
Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI, 8th District) and Congressman Peter Meijer (R-MI, 3rd District) recently came together for a joint townhall moderated by Michael S. Barr, Dean of U of M’s Ford School of Public Policy, to talk about what finding common ground really means and taking heat from constituents and their own party.
One Detroit contributors Nolan Finley of the Detroit News and Stephen Henderson of American Black Journal weigh in.