NY Voters Chastise Dem Rep for Impeachment Vote: He'd 'Better Watch Out'

December 19, 2019

New York voters ripped Rep. Max Rose (D., N.Y.) for his vote to impeach President Donald Trump, saying Rose "is going to have a tough time winning his election."

"Max Rose better watch out. He'd better watch how he votes today," one Staten Island voter told Spectrum News NY1 while the House was proceeding with impeachment.

"He's voting to impeach. And I think he's going to have a tough time winning his election," another said.

Spectrum's Amanda Farinacci reported that a Max Rose voter who spoke off-camera said he was reconsidering supporting the congressman again.

Others criticized the impeachment process and called on Democrats to shift their focus away from the president.

"I think it's a joke. What did he do that was so terrible?" one voter told Farinacci.

"This impeachment is a farce. They've wanted to impeach him ever since he was inaugurated," said another.

"I think that the Democrats need to focus more on American people than him," a third said.

Rose's district encompasses all of Staten Island and parts of southwest Brooklyn. Trump enjoys a higher approval rating in Staten Island than in other areas of New York City, with 47 percent of voters approving of his job performance and 52 percent disapproving. Trump also won Rose's district in 2016.

Rose was initially hesitant to back the impeachment inquiry but announced his support for the inquiry in October. On Wednesday, he voted "Yes" on both articles of impeachment.