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caption: Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, representing southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District, poses for a photo in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 27, 2018.
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Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, representing southwest Washington state's 3rd Congressional District, poses for a photo in Vancouver, Wash., Aug. 27, 2018.
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Washington Congresswoman to vote against impeachment, calling testimony 'hearsay'

In a statement, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) said "no one is above the law."

But she will vote against the impeachment of President Trump.

Trump is charged with two Articles of Impeachment: obstruction of Congress and abuse of power. Beutler called the testimony against Trump "hearsay."

Beutler is up for re-election in 2020. She represents the District 3, which includes Vancouver and Washington's southwest coast.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting the seat, and recently called her out on impeachment.

Beutler's opponent, university professor Carolyn Long, has raised over $600,000 according to Federal Election Commission filings.

But The Cook Political report ranks the district as "likely" to stay in Republican hands, even though it has "the potential to become engaged."

Further north, The Cook Political report also ranks Democratic Congresswoman Kim Schrier as "likely" to keep her seat in District 8, east of Seattle.

Schrier said she will vote to impeach Trump.

"There are things that are far bigger than politics," Schrier told KUOW. "Ultimately, this is about patriotism, because there may be a democratic president one day who tries to conduct himself in this matter, and we must not allow the setting of a precedent that would imply that this is tolerable behavior."