Leaked Memo Reveals Why Democrats Are Really Trying To Impeach Trump
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Democrats desperately want Americans to believe they are only trying to impeach President Donald Trump because he's a "criminal" and they are "patriots" who love their country.
Many can clearly see neither of those things are true. And according to a leaked memo from the chairwoman of congressional Democrats’ campaign arm, she also agrees this entire impeachment scam is purely political.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, sent a memo to her colleagues advising them on messaging tactics regarding impeachment. It was quickly leaked to Axios and The Wall Street Journal.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 regarding a complaint from a so-called whistleblower, who alleged Trump's phone call back in July with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was potentially illegal.
The memo from Bustos is largely geared toward vulnerable Democrats in battleground districts that could decide who controls the U.S. House in 2020.
“Below is a memo with messaging guidance on the impeachment inquiry,” Bustos wrote in an email to House Democrats.
“This comes from research conducted by the DCCC’s pollsters over the past weeks. It reaffirms the strong position Democrats hold on this issue, due to the focus and restraint with which our Caucus has approached this pressing and serious matter. We hope you will find this guidance useful and we appreciate you keeping this within our Caucus.”
The memo claims impeachment is growing in support among voters nationwide.
“Recent polling in national and battleground surveys has demonstrated that voters’ views on impeachment have shifted since the summer, with support for the impeachment inquiry growing as Democrats consolidate support and independent voters reject President Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine,” the memo reads.
According to internal DCCC polling, “voters back a Democrat who supports an impeachment investigation over a Republican who opposes an impeachment investigation by 11 points.”
“Even in the 57 most competitive battleground districts, moving the inquiry forward is slightly favorable at 49-48,” the memo reads.
“When discussing Trump’s actions, keep the language simple, direct and values-based: President Trump abused his power and put himself above the law when he asked the Ukrainian President to interfere in the U.S. election,” the memo reads.
“Emphasize the core value that no one is above the law,” it adds. “Incumbent members who support the inquiry are simply working to uphold the rule of law and Republicans who oppose the inquiry are failing to fulfill their oath of office.”
The memo then provided House Democrats with “message guidance,” which is where it becomes obvious that this is nothing more than a total sham to bring down the president for political purposes.
Finally, the memo says House Democrats should “focus on the biggest issues facing families in the country,” acknowledging that issues like health care and wages “continue to out-rank impeachment as priorities for voters, especially swing voters.”
“By focusing on these and local issues, you can show voters that you know how to focus on their top priorities, while also navigating the impeachment inquiry,” the memo reads.