Definition of bencher
: one who sits on or presides at a bench
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The few Democrats who have called for Trump’s impeachment are, for the most part, back-benchers with little power.
The current British Prime Minister Theresa May, then a Conservative front bencher, voted for it.
Oliver, who is in his first term, has been a mostly quiet back-bencher in the Mississippi State Legislature.
From Gov. Larry Hogan to back-benchers in the House of Delegates, the draw of Maryland's largest sporting event proved irresistible.
A back-bencher can lay low, avoid talk shows and bob and weave on votes that force him to choose between the White House and the base (e.g. health care).
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