Democratic Rep. Max Rose defended his vote to impeach President Trump in a bare-knuckled virtual debate with Republican rival Nicole Malliotakis Wednesday night.
The race is considered one of the most competitive House contests in the country that could determine which party controls “the people’s house.”
“I do not regret what I did — political consequences be damned,” Rose said during a debate on NY1, the first of the campaign.
Rose initially opposed the House of Representatives’ push to impeach Trump, saying the report resulting from the special investigation into Russia collusion “did not rise to the level of impeachment.”
But Trump was later accused of breaking the law by pressuring Ukraine’s leader to dig up damaging information on Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.
Rose, seeking re-election to a second term in the 11th Congressional District that encompasses Staten Island and south Brooklyn, said Trump crossed the line when he used his power to prod a