Leftist political groups everywhere are starting a grassroots campaign with two simple words: Impeach Trump. Their goal is to build public support behind impeachment and pressure senators from the GOP to get behind the idea of impeaching President Trump.
Clearly, Democrats around the country don’t understand how the entire process works.
First, impeachment is something that is done by the House. They will vote for impeachment. Then, it is the responsibility of the Senate to carry out a trial, where it’s possible to acquit Trump, keeping him in office. Considering that the House has a Democratic majority and the Senate has a Republican majority, the furthest that the Dems are going to get is impeachment. Trump will remain in office because the Senate will acquit.
There’s also the fact that the House needs proof to be able to impeach – and they have yet to come up with that. Their whistleblower, now, isn’t even going to make it into the House to testify. All they have is a transcript of the call with Trump talking to Zelensky – and even the DOJ says that there’s nothing there.
That’s not stopping Dems, though. Over 100 Dems have gathered to organize the idea of impeaching Trump. They want to sell the public on the idea – though if impeachment were to happen, followed by removing him from office, they would be left with another Republican leading the country – Mike Pence. Perhaps they’re not aware of that fact.
There’s been an impeachment push from leftist activists for a few years now. However, since Nancy Pelosi announced an official impeachment inquiry, the leftists have been getting louder and louder. They’re sponsoring ads, commissioning polls, and more. This is all going against a campaign being launched on the other side – an anti-impeachment campaign being paid for by the Republican National Committee and Donald Trump himself.
Quite a few political groups are involved in this grassroots effort, including MoveOn and Indivisible. There are a few strategists that are aiding the effort, too, including Zac Petkanas, a director who was responsible for working with Hillary Clinton.
The director at Indivisible, Meagan Hatcher-Mays, says it’s going to be intense. She’s getting ready for battle, though it’s unclear if she knows what kind of battle she’s getting ready for. After all, she’s not part of the House Dems, so she doesn’t get a vote on impeachment. The general public doesn’t get a vote on impeachment, either.
There have also been plenty of polls conducted across America. Most people could care less about impeaching Trump. This means that the grassroots efforts are for nothing. The American public has already spoken – they’d rather see elected officials in Congress working on more important things. They want to see legislation that will help the economy, immigration, and other important topics.
Impeachment has been a slow-moving conversation for months. Many of the Dems were caught off guard when Pelosi finally decided to back an inquiry. The media has expressed that they feel as though Pelosi had no choice in order to keep the peace with some of the Democratic bullies that are in the House, including AOC and The Squad.
Trump has already gotten ahead of the issue in the media, too. He had filmed an ad focusing on impeachment and how the Dems have been on a witch hunt since the very beginning. This campaign ad raised over $8 million in two days. A $10 million advertising offensive was soon launched. This targeted some of the House Dems who are up against tough reelection odds.
The reality is that the Republicans have more money to fight impeachment than the Dems. According to Advertising Analytics, since the impeachment inquiry was announced, Republicans have spent $6.3 million on advertising focused on impeachment while Democrats have only spent $2.4 million.
While there are over two dozen “major” progressive organizations on a conference call hosted by MoveOn, they don’t have the manpower or the financing to convince America that impeachment is what the country needs.
There are not too many voters who are deeply bothered by what they’re hearing. The leftists feel that Trump has violated campaign finance laws in order to go against Biden. However, that’s not how voters see it. Voters want to know what Biden has done and what the Dems are trying to hide.
The only thing that the grassroots efforts are likely to do is to target some of the Republican senators who they think can be persuaded not to acquit Trump. In the interim, it will make it harder for those Republican senators to be reelected.
Essentially, the grassroots movement is a way to bully American voters – doing the very thing that they’re accusing Trump of.