Congressional Democrats are desperate to win back their majority in the House. The Obama White House and the Democratic National Committee’s coordinated efforts to promote the narrative that Republicans want to impeach Obama has been picked up by the mainstream press, and has been lucrative for cash-strapped Democratic candidates.
The Democrat’s impeachment propaganda brought $2.1 million in donations to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) this weekend. The DCCC also boasted about bringing in a whopping one million in cash on Monday.
The White House denied ramping up impeachment talk in coordination with the DCCC as an effort to rake in campaign donations. But at today’s press briefing, Obama Press Secretary Josh Earnest wouldn’t speak out against his party’s attempts to fundraise off of phony threats of impeachment. “It is up to Democrats to make their own decisions,” Earnest said.
Today, at least 10 Democratic Congressmen made remarks regarding the Republican’s efforts to impeach Obama. A claim that was blasted out of the sky by Speaker of the House John Boehner who said, “This whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election.” Boehner called the Democrat’s impeachment talk a “scam” and said, “We have no plans to impeach the president.”
And yet that didn’t stop Democrats from going on and on about impeachment today. The following clips were curated by National Review.
Speaking on Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama, Sheila Jackson Lee said, “I know that there are people who disagree with the Affordable Care Act, with immigration reform, with the unaccompanied children; not one of those is attributable to the malfeasance of the president of the United States. I don’t know whether this is a substitute for impeachment.”
Congressman Steven Horsford said, “We should not underestimate the lengths that the House Republicans are willing to take against this president. This week, it’s a vote to sue. After recess, that we shouldn’t taking, maybe it’s impeachment proceedings.”
Congressman Donald Payne Jr. said, “While millions of Americans are still out of work, my Republican colleagues are wasting time and money again. This time is’t on a partisan lawsuit and talk of impeachment.
Congressman Barbara Lee said, “We need to stop this politically motivated, extreme, and disturbing march toward impeachment.”
Congressman Marcia Fudge said “We shouldn’t even have to consider halting the Republican leadership’s irreverent and irresponsible march towards impeachment.”
Congressman Jefferies Rails said, “There’s this undercurrent that has also taken shape in the House of Representatives and amongst the conservative entertainment complex, related to the allegedly unlawful actions of the president in what many of us view as march toward impeachment.”
Congressman Hank Johnson said “Mr. Speaker I rise this morning to talk about the issue of impeachment.”
Congressman Butterfield said, “Mr. Speaker this is a very said day … you are using this legislation in your constant effort to discredit President Obama to set the stage for despicable impeachment proceeding.”
Congressman James Clyburn said, “The ultimate goal of this exercise is to try to discover some peg upon which they can hang an impeachment resolution.”
And finally, Senator Harry Reid said, “We shouldn’t be off on those tracks of impeachment and suing the president.”
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