Rep. Anthony Brindisi joined most of his House colleagues in voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

The 22nd District Democrat for months had said he was undecided on the matter of impeachment.

Shortly before the House vote, Brindisi said it was "the toughest decision I've had to make in my political career."

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, the congressman said he understands some people in his district will be angered by his decision to support impeachment.

But Brindisi said he believes most of his constituents want him to do -- in his words -- "what I think is right... not politically safe."

Regarding the upcoming Senate impeachment trial, Brindisi said it could be "helpful" to hear from witnesses who may have "further information" about the president's actions.

Brindisi said he doesn't believe his vote on impeachment will be one of the major issues in his reelection campaign. He said based on what he's heard from recent meetings he's held in the district, most of his constituents seem more concerned about other issues.

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