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 DelgadoGOP leader says he doesn't want Chamber's endorsement: 'They have sold out' US Chamber of Commerce set to endorse 23 House freshman Democrats Democrats go big on diversity with new House recruits MORE (N.Y.), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaDemocrats seek wave to bolster House majority House lawmakers call for continued assistance to Lebanon On The Money: Sides tiptoe towards a COVID deal, but breakthrough appears distant | Expiring benefits raise stakes of stimulus talks | Stocks fade with eyes on Capitol MORE (Va.), Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaHouse Democrats call on State Department for information on Uighur prisoner Ekpar Asat Hispanic Caucus requests meeting with private detention center CEOs Black Caucus rallies behind Meeks for Foreign Affairs gavel 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 TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline 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 AmashEnergized by polls, House Democrats push deeper into GOP territory Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream Hillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones 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.