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Evers Won’t Weigh In On Trump Impeachment

Governor: 'It's Impossible For Me To Say. I'm A State Politician'

Gov. Tony Evers speaks at the State of the State
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the State of the State speech at the state Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Andy Manis/AP Photo

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers isn’t weighing in on the U.S. House of Representatives’ decision to impeach President Donald Trump.

Asked in a year-end interview from his state Capitol office whether the body was right to impeach the president, Evers said that wasn’t his call.

“It’s impossible for me to say,” Evers said. “I’m a state politician. I’m a governor. And having not been in (Washington, D.C.) to hear all the testimony and all the back and forth on it.”

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Evers said it was sad for him as a citizen to see the level of political infighting in Washington.

“It’s going to take a while for us to find civility,” Evers said. “We’re a long way away from that as a country.”

The governor said he didn’t think Trump’s impeachment would affect Wisconsin Democrats’ chances one way or another in the 2020 election.

“I don’t think it makes any difference,” Evers said. “It’s not that people in Wisconsin aren’t following it. I’m sure they are. But I think they will take the opportunity as they frankly always have and are going to be focusing on the issues and how either candidate from either party will help them reach their goals in life.”