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Michael McAdams | October 22, 2019

Recent polling shows more than two-thirds of voters think Democrats’ impeachment charade is all about politics and that they should be more concerned about addressing the issues of the day.

But when have the socialist Democrats ever let listening to voters take priority over their deranged efforts to remove President Trump from office?!?

In case you missed it…

House Democrats’ Campaign Arm Directly Ties its Moderate Members to Impeachment

Daily Beast

Sam Brodey & Sam Stein

October 22, 2019 – 12:36 PM

https://www.thedailybeast.com/house-democrats-campaign-arm-directly-ties-its-moderate-members-to-trumps-impeachment

The party is now explicitly raising funds off of impeachment for its most vulnerable members, the very ones most skittish about impeachment.

A new mailer sent by the Democratic Party’s House campaign arm directly ties some of the party’s most vulnerable members to the impeachment proceedings of Donald Trump, creating the potential for political potholes for those members down the road. 

The mailer, which was obtained by The Daily Beast, pleads with donors to contribute to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to help support so called “Frontliner” members who hail from key swing districts.  

“House Democrats are courageously standing up for our democracy, our national security, and the Constitution by launching an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump,” reads the mailer. “As I write to you, every single member of the leadership and a majority of the House have stepped forward for our nation. The courage of these leaders and of our newly elected Frontliners should be an inspiration to all of us. We cannot let them down.” 

As far as fundraising solicitations go, the DCCC mailer is not particularly provocative. Indeed, dozens of congressional Democrats have sent similar fundraising appeals based on the impeachment inquiry since Speaker Nancy Pelosi made it official on Sept. 24.

But in trying to gin up donations off of the impeachment proceedings, the campaign committee has taken a notable gamble. The frontline members in the party are precisely the ones most publicly skittish about pursuing Trump’s impeachment—arguing, often, that it is a solemn responsibility or even a grave step that is fraught with political risk. That message could be complicated by the fact that the House Democratic campaign arm is now raising money explicitly for them and explicitly off of impeachment. 

“The survival of our democracy may literally depend on what we do here,” the fundraising solicitation reads. “Please rush your contribution to the DCCC today.”

The DCCC’s plea, sent directly to potential donors inside a letter that announces “ACTION NEEDED,” reflects a notable shit in how party leadership has approached impeachment. For months, Pelosi and DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos (D-IL) let it be known that they thought pursuit of impeachment was a massive political risk for the party, specifically endangering the gains that Democrats had made with more moderate voters. 

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