Nancy Pelosi took the political gamble of her career and the early returns are not promising for her and her impeachment dream.
The GOP went direct to the people and asked them what they think of the Democrats opening an impeachment inquiry and boy, they are not happy.
The GOP reported they raised more than $1 million yesterday after the Democrat’s opened an impeachment inquiry.
More impressive – they started fundraising at 2 pm when the news broke, she officially announced at 5 pm and by 8 pm they had cleared a $1 million.
From Politico: Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee on Tuesday sent an array of fundraising emails inviting conservatives to donate and join the “Official Impeachment Defense Task Force,” which was described as a group “made up of only President Trump’s most LOYAL supporters, the ones committed to fighting for him, re-electing him, and taking back the House.”
By the end of the day, party officials said, the fundraising offensive had netted around $1 million.
The effort demonstrates how the GOP sees the impeachment push as a tool to stoke the grievances of the Trump base and monetize the president’s clashes with Democrats ahead of 2020. Party officials, who for months have been playing to Trump supporters’ distaste of the left through a merchandising effort, are convinced the inquiry could turn into a cash windfall — and not just for Trump himself.
Most of the proceeds of Tuesday’s fundraising drive will benefit Trump’s campaign. But the effort was partly aimed at Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, one of a swelling group of freshmen Democrats who represent districts Trump carried in 2016 and have come out in support of an impeachment inquiry.
From The Hill:
One email reportedly encouraged people do donate by telling them to “be a leader in defending the president against these baseless and disgusting attacks.”
Pelosi late Tuesday announced an impeachment inquiry into Trump after reports that he had pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son after withholding aid from the country.
Trump had admitted to bringing up Biden during the July call but denied pushing for an investigation into the former vice president. He has also said he withheld aid because he wanted other countries to give more to help Ukraine.
He has slammed the inquiry as a “witch hunt” and denied wrongdoing.
Pelosi’s announcement followed a wave of support for impeachment proceedings from House Democrats following the Ukraine revelations.
We will absolutely hold House Democrats accountable for this.@realDonaldTrump won Elissa Slotkin's district in Michigan, yet she's backing this baseless impeachment inquiry.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 25, 2019
In less than 6 hours, our anti-Slotkin effort alone raised over $350,000.https://t.co/qJBJY3Rb1b