The House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass Democrats’ resolution that sets the “ground rules” for the impeachment inquiry” against President Trump and sets the stage for proceedings to be public hearings after weeks of closed-door depositions, which has been led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff (D-CA).
The measure passed 232-196. No Republicans voted for the measure, but two Democrats broke with their party and voted against the resolution: Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ). The House will now leave for a 12-day vacation.
However, amid House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling the shots and continuing her efforts to “impeach” President Trump, the Democrats’ vote for the resolution backfired, as the Trump campaign raised 3 million dollars on Thursday.
President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, took to Twitter on Friday with the announcement.
Parscale tweeted, “Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment resolution day turned into a MASSIVE fundraising day for @realDonaldTrump. $3 MILLION raised online alone in one day. That makes $19 MILLION in October online alone!”
“Impeachment sham is backfiring already!” he declared. (Continued Below)
According to internal RNC polling, surveys of 3,400 likely voters were conducted weekly from 10/1 to 10/24. Of the polling, support for President Trump has increased by 3 points, since Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry, in 17 target states, and the President’s sky-high favorability among Republicans has increased, as well.
Another RNC poll conducted shows by a 5-point margin, more voters would like Joe and Hunter Biden investigated for their business dealings in Ukraine than support holding hearings to consider impeachment of President Trump.
Further, impeachment is not popular in the 17 target states where the polls were conducted. Voters oppose Democrats’ efforts to remove President Trump from office by a 14-point margin. 70% believe this is “all politics” and would prefer Congressional Democrats to focus on issues like health care, trade, and the economy. Independent voters nationally oppose Democrats’ efforts to remove President Trump from office by a 13-point margin. (Continued Below)
In September, the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee took in a huge haul in the third quarter of a combined $125 million. They’ve raised more than $300 million, double the total that then-President Obama and the Democratic Party had raised at this point in 2011 on Obama’s way to a successful reelection bid, as per NPR.
Brad Parscale’s official tweet:
Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment resolution day turned into a MASSIVE fundraising day for @realDonaldTrump.
✅ $3 MILLION raised online alone in one day.
✅ That makes $19 MILLION in October online alone!
Impeachment sham is backfiring already!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) November 1, 2019
GOP Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel tweeted Parscale’s announcement and wrote, “Pelosi’s witch hunt is backfiring, and it’s only going to help @realDonaldTrump in 2020!
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 1, 2019
Democrats have been talking about impeachment almost immediately after President Trump was elected, officially two days after. Fox News’ host Sean Hannity played a clip showing the proof: