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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:41 AM

Trump lures GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash




Trump lures GOP senators on impeachment with cold cash
The president is tapping his vast donor network to buck up lawmakers whose support he badly needs — but who also need him.
By ALEX ISENSTADT
10/31/2019 05:00 AM EDT


President Donald Trump is rewarding senators who have his back on impeachment — and sending a message to those who don't to get on board.

Trump is tapping his vast fundraising network for a handful of loyal senators facing tough reelection bids in 2020. Each of them has signed onto a Republican-backed resolution condemning the inquiry as “unprecedented and undemocratic.”

Conspicuously absent from the group is Maine Sen. Susan Collins, a politically vulnerable Republican who’s refused to support the resolution and avoided taking a stance on impeachment. With his new push, Trump is exerting leverage over a group he badly needs in his corner with an impeachment trial likely coming soon to the Senate — but that also needs him.

Republican senators on the ballot next year are lagging in fundraising, stoking uncertainty about the GOP’s hold on the chamber, and could use the fundraising might of the president. Trump’s political operation has raked in over $300 million this year.

On Wednesday, the Trump reelection campaign sent a fundraising appeal to its massive email list urging donors to provide a contribution that would be divided between the president and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, and North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis. Each of the senators are supporting the anti-impeachment resolution despite being endangered in 2020.

“If we don’t post strong fundraising numbers,” the message warned, “we won't be able to defend the President from this baseless Impeachment WITCH HUNT.”


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madaboutharry Oct 31 #1
greymattermom Oct 31 #2
madaboutharry Oct 31 #3
tanyev Oct 31 #4
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:47 AM

1. Joni Ernst is on the list..color me surprised..NOT!

She is so damn dumb.

Why some senators are hitching their wagons to the Titanic, oops..I mean the sinking ship known as Donald J. Trump, is beyond me. Once the public hearings begin and the public is told of the crimes committed against our democracy by Donald J. Trump, they are going to be backed into a corner where they are forced to say it was all ok. and that selling out The Constitution is not impeachable.

I am glad vapid Joni is such a poor reader that she can't read the writing on the wall. The sooner she is voted out of office the better off we will all be.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:53 AM

2. Trumptanic?

And, will he pay up or leave them with debt?

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 07:59 AM

3. Trumptanic!

That describes it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:09 AM

4. It takes a lot of American dollars to launder all those rubles.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:20 AM

5. +1

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