Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel cautioned Democrats in a new op-ed that should be careful what they wish for as they continue to pursue impeaching President Trump.
“Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues should be careful what they wish for,” McDaniel said very plainly in an op-ed for Fox News, suggesting the impeachment effort may continue to backfire in big ways.
The RNC chairwoman described the latest impeachment hearing before the House Judiciary Committee as “a disaster for Democrats.”
The panel of witnesses did not agree that Trump should be impeached and struggled to respond to questions from Republican members of the committee. Another aspect of the hearing that was plainly visible to anyone watching was the anti-Trump bias of the Democrats on the committee leading the investigation and the very same bias in the Democratic witnesses.
McDaniel noted the Democratic witnesses who came forward were all “liberal law professors with documented anti-Trump biases who lectured the American people on their hatred for this president, rather than providing a shred of evidence to bolster the Democrats’ case.”
“One even stooped so low as to attack the President’s 13-year-old son to score cheap political points – a far cry from the ‘solemn,’ ‘sad,’ and ‘serious’ approach Pelosi claims Democrats are taking,” she added, per Fox News.
The Republican chairwoman said “the American people can see right through this partisan charade” and pointed to a decline in support among those peddling impeachment.
Rather than pursue impeachment, McDaniel suggested Democrats open their eyes to the reality that voters across the country would rather have the parties work together to make America better—rather than have Democrats continue their partisan impeachment push.
“Independent voters all across the country overwhelmingly want Democrats to work with President Trump, not against him, on bipartisan proposals like passing U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade and measures to lower the cost of prescription drugs,” she said.
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It was only back in March that Pelosi proclaimed that any impeachment attempt would have to be “overwhelming and bipartisan.”
But in a violation of Pelosi’s own guidelines, when the House voted on impeachment in October the only bipartisan support was against impeachment.
Concluding the op-ed, McDaniel said there was a “silver lining” to the Pelosi-led impeachment effort: Republican members are sending cash in at a record rate to secure Trump’s re-election.
McDaniel described impeachment as “only serving to motivate voters to support Republicans as we prepare for the 2020 elections.”
“In fact, the Republican National Committee raised over $25 million in October alone as the impeachment sham was getting underway,” she added.
She continued: “The Republican Party has never been more poised or better positioned for victory heading into an election year than right now.
Pelosi preaches that this “has absolutely nothing to do with politics,” but it is clear this sham is a blatant attempt to steal the 2020 election away from voters. https://t.co/x5WXcNHNx5
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 7, 2019