Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, who is a representative from Hawaii, released a statement explaining her decision to vote “present" on the first article of impeachment against President Trump.
“I am standing in the center and have decided to vote 'Present.' I could not in good conscience vote against impeachment because I believe President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing," Gabbard said in the statement. “I also could not in good conscience vote for impeachment because removal of a sitting President must not be the culmination of a partisan process, fueled by tribal animosities that have so gravely divided our country.”
Gabbard is the only candidate who is a member of congress who is able to vote on impeachment. The other congressmembers who are running are all members of the Senate.