Cathy McMorris Rodgers will soon be making the most important vote of her career. A vote against impeachment is a vote to enable presidents to enlist foreign governments to investigate political opponents. A vote against impeachment is also a vote to weaken the oversight role of congress by allowing the executive branch to ignore congressional subpoenas.
If President Trump is not impeached and then convicted in the Senate, he will proclaim total exoneration, and continue to make more “perfect” phone calls to sabotage his political opponents. Future presidents of either party will then be able to do the same.
The importance of the vote on impeachment is the effect it will have on the separation of powers, of our system of checks and balances and our ability to keep the executive branch in check.