Will Hurd worries impeachment will become ‘weaponized’

Rep. Will Hurd has openly said he plans to vote against the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, but he isn’t worried that doing so will send the wrong message to future administrations.

“I don’t believe that is the message being sent,” Hurd (R-Texas) told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday morning, in response to a question about whether voting against impeachment will be seen as “giving a green light” to future presidents to ask foreign leaders to investigate their political rivals.

“You could vote against impeachment and still disagree with some of the policies or some of the behavior,” Hurd said on “State of the Union.“ “As you said in the lead-up, this is such a monumental vote. Using this process of impeachment is one of the most serious things that the House of Representatives can do. Even Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi said it should be bipartisan. The only thing bipartisan about this process is the opposition of impeachment, and we’re going to have at least two Democrats voting against this.”