Group of House Democrats reportedly attended the White House ball

A group of six Democratic lawmakers reportedly attended the White House congressional ball on Thursday night as partisan divisions expand while the House moves forward with articles of impeachment. 

Axios reported Friday that Democratic Reps. Antonio DelgadoAntonio Ramon DelgadoThe Hill's Campaign Report: Buzz builds around Warren for VP Gun control group rolls out House endorsements Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary MORE (N.Y.), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaGun control group rolls out House endorsements The Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 House GOP lawmaker breaks with party to back proxy voting MORE (Va.), Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaLet's support and ensure the safety of workers risking so much for us Five factors to watch in the meat supply chain crisis Lawmakers, union leaders call for increased safety measures in meat plants MORE (Calif.), Josh Harder (Calif.) and Gil CisnerosGilbert (Gil) Ray CisnerosMORE (Calif.) attended the presidential holiday event. 

Delgado, Lee and Luria represent districts that President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police MORE won in the 2016 election. 


The Axios report noted that attending a White House event could be a clue as to where lawmakers stand on impeachment.  

Cisneros's chief of staff Nic Jordan pointed Axios to past statements by the lawmaker saying he supported impeachment, and did not deny that his boss was at the party. 

A spokesperson for Lee confirmed her attendance to the news outlet, saying, "She's committed to being a bipartisan problem solver through and through."

According to Axios, Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers The Hill's Morning Report - Trump mobilizes military against 'angry mob,' holds controversial photo op The Hill's Campaign Report: DOJ, intel to be major issues in 2020 MORE (I-Mich.), who left the Republican Party this year and has expressed support to impeachment proceedings, also attended the ball. 

"Rep. Amash has celebrated Christmas at the White House with his colleagues every year he has served in Congress," Amash's chief of staff Poppy Nelson told Axios.

During the Thursday night event, members of the House Judiciary Committee debated articles of impeachment that accuse President Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The committee voted in favor of the articles of impeachment along party lines on Friday, setting the state for a full chamber vote on whether to charge the president.