As House Democrats prepared for return at least two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, his campaign vowed that their party would suffer politically at the polls next November.
Throughout the day, the campaign’s rapid-response team launched broadsides against about 30 House Democrats from pro-Trump districts around the country for putting their party ahead of the nation.
In addition, those same Democratic lawmakers have been targeted by a $10 million-plus ad blitz by the president’s allies urging them to vote ‘no’ on impeachment.
Throughout the day on social media, the campaign’s rapid-response team plans to call out 30 House Democrats in pro-Trump districts for putting party over country. Those lawmakers also have been the target of a $10-million-plus advertising campaign by Trump allies urging them to vote no on impeachment.
The campaign team is also targeting House leaders including Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), refuting then in real time.
In one tweet, the campaign’s “Trump War Room” account showed a video clip of Mr. Nadler arguing on the House floor against the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998, the Washington Times reported.
“#OnThisDay in 1998, @RepJerryNadler said ‘we have no right to overturn the considered judgment of the American people.’ What changed?” the campaign tweeted.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas was also targeted.
“Meet Democrat Shelia Jackson Lee,” the campaign tweeted. “She led the effort to stop Congress from certifying the 2016 election results in January 2017.
“She boycotted Trump’s inauguration. She supported impeachment in March 2017, just two months into his presidency,” the campaign noted in a tweet.
“Democrats are preparing to make the biggest mistake in American history because they can’t get past their blind hatred of President Trump,” said campaign spokeswoman Erin Perrine ahead of the impeachment vote.
“Team Trump will hold Democrats accountable for every lie they make today and voters will hold them accountable in November 2020.”
The president is planning a “Merry Christmas rally” Wednesday night in Battle Creek, Mich., which will likely kick off after the House vote.