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 Delgado Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The most expensive congressional races of the last decade How the 31 Democrats in Trump districts voted on impeachment MORE (N.Y.), Susie LeeSuzanne (Susie) Kelley LeeMORE (Nev.), Elaine LuriaElaine Goodman LuriaMixed feelings on war power limits: Lawmakers and vet candidates Lawmakers warn Pentagon against reduction of US forces in Africa Tenth Congressional Black Caucus member backs Biden MORE (Va.), Jim CostaJames (Jim) Manuel CostaGroup of House Democrats reportedly attended the White House ball China, US officials: 'Phase one' trade deal could slide into next year Fresno congressman calls for Senate to take up gun legislation after deadly mass shooting at football party 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 TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet 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 AmashSanders co-chair: Greenwald charges could cause 'chilling effect on journalism across the world' Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall 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.