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 DelgadoWe lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money Maloney vows to overhaul a House Democratic campaign machine 'stuck in the past' Rundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day MORE (N.Y.), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaChamber-endorsed Dems struggle on election night Overnight Defense: How members of the Armed Services committees fared in Tuesday's elections | Military ballots among those uncounted in too-close-to-call presidential race | Ninth US service member killed by COVID-19 Luria holds onto Virginia House seat MORE (Va.), Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump admin to sell oil leases at Arctic wildlife refuge before Biden takes office |Trump administration approves controversial oil testing method in Gulf of Mexico | Rep. Scott wins House Agriculture Committee gavel Rep. David Scott wins House Agriculture Committee gavel DeLauro wins Steering Committee vote for Appropriations chair 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 TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism 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 AmashRepublicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Michigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Newly sworn in Republican House member after Capitol riot: 'I regret not bringing my gun to D.C.' 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.