Elizabeth Landers of the liberal VICE News caught up with several Democrat House members as they made their way through the underground tunnels of the halls of Congress last night.
Landers asked the Democrats about their inability to get one Republican lawmaker to cross over party lines to vote with them on their bogus articles of impeachment.
With a completely straight face, Democrat Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island told the VICE News reporter that former Republican lawmaker Justin Amash (MI) was kicked out of the Republican Party. On the 4th of July, Rep. Justin Amash wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, explaining why he was leaving the Republican Party. He was never kicked out of the party, he left on his own accord. Rep. Cicilline (RI), who has been very vocal about his disdain for President Trump was lying, and the VICE News reporter either didn’t know that Amash willingly left the party, or she was unwilling to call him out for lying.
The last Democrat House member to be asked about the highly partisan impeachment effort by his party was Rep. Ruben Gallego of Arizona. Landers asked Rep. Gallego if he’d be open to impeaching President Trump again? Gallego’s response was very telling, and representative of the responses many Democrats have given since President Trump was elected. Rep. Gallego told VICE News’ Landers, “Yes. We should continue to impeach him until we actually get our way or until the Republicans find a soul.”
On the eve of impeachment, I asked Dems about the partisan nature of impeachment:
“So you’d be open to impeaching President Trump again?”@RubenGallego: “Yes. We should continue to impeach him until we actually get our way or until the Republicans find a soul” https://t.co/c4GNo1tbhw
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) December 18, 2019
The Washington Times reported about a conversation with Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, where he was asked about the effect the bogus, and highly partisan impeachment of President Trump by the Democrat Party is having on Trump’s re-election campaign? Parscale explained how the Democrat Party’s efforts to undo the results of the 2016 election through a bogus impeachment has fired up the Republican base.
Impeachment is backfiring on Democrats by motivating more voters and donors to support President Trump as his campaign operation expands into 17 battleground states, campaign officials said Thursday.
“They have ignited a flame underneath that, with 300-some days to go, actually makes our job easier in some ways,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale told reporters. “This lit up our base. Turnout for our rallies has increased since the impeachment process started. I think it’s a huge miscalculation by [Democrats].”
Officials said not only is impeachment generating more Trump campaign volunteers and cash donations, but it’s also swaying independent voters in swing states who want the election, instead of an impeachment investigation, to decide who will be the next president.
n a briefing near the Trump campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, senior campaign officials laid out details of their field operations and fundraising for 2020. The campaign has $93 million in the bank and a goal of 2 million volunteers in the 17 states that will decide the election.
In 2016, the Trump campaign focused on 11 states.