Progressives Slam CNN For ‘Whitewashing’ Impeachment, Failing To Credit ‘Squad’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Progressive critics attacked CNN over a Saturday article that highlighted five freshman congresswomen who tipped the scales on impeachment, complaining that voices of color had been omitted.

The piece featured five women who had all flipped seats from red to blue in order to get to Washington, and who had been wary of calls for impeachment until very recently.

According to the piece, the reason these particular women were featured was the fact that they were willing to come forward and voice support for impeachment — even though their districts might not back them — in addition to the added credibility they had as veterans of either the military or the intelligence community.

The reason they made their announcement and explained their reasoning as a group, in an op-ed in The Washington Post, is because they had already formed a bond over their national security background — especially the five women: Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and Abigail Spanberger of Virginia, both ex-CIA officers; Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania who was in the Air Force; Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Rep. Elaine Luria of Virginia were Naval officers.

But all critics saw was the fact that these five women were all white, and that they were late to the party with regard to calling for impeachment. (RELATED: Here Are The Democrats Not In Favor Of Impeachment)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week her plan to move forward with an impeachment inquiry, but she stopped short of holding a vote on the floor to open that inquiry.