President Donald Trump tweeted a map of showing the 2016 election result, implying that Democrats are threatening to overturn the will of the voters and Electoral College.
“Try to impeach this,” the picture stated.
House Democrats moved forward with an inquiry into impeaching Trump after questioned emerged about the president’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when Trump suggested investigating Joe Biden’s son’s ties to an energy country in the Eastern European country.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2019
The Republican National Committee also launched a “Stop the Madness” counter-impeachment campaign, claiming that Democrats are trying to foment chaos.
“Our goal is to cause chaos,” RNC spokesman Rick Gorka told Fox News. “This is a poison pill. When you couple the impeachment process with the socialist policies being espoused by 2020 Democrats, it’s going to sink their chances at the ballot box, especially with those crucial swing voters and independents across the country.”
“From California to Maine, and everywhere in between, we have dedicated communications and political staff whose sole focus is to drive voter engagement in those districts,” Gorka explained. “This will be a battle in the streets, online, on the airwaves—we have all of the tools at our disposal.”
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel added that “enough is enough,” adding that voters “are sick and tired of these witch hunts.”
It comes about a day after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said that the Senate would take up impeachment if the House passes articles against Trump. The House would need a simple majority to impeach while the Senate would need more than a two-thirds majority, or 67 votes.
“Well under the Senate rules we’re required to take it up if the House does go down that path and we’ll follow the Senate rules,” McConnell stated during an interview with CNBC on Sept. 30.
When asked about what the Senate would do in the interview, the longtime Senator said he “would have no choice but to take it up, based on a Senate rule on impeachment.”
McConnell noted there is a “Senate rule related to impeachment that would take 67 votes to change. So I would have no choice but to take it up.”
But, he added, “How long you’re on it is a whole different matter.”
Last week, according to The Hill, McConnell was asked about impeachment before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the House would press forward. At the time, he declined to weigh in.
“I’m not going to address all of these various hypotheticals that have been aired out about what may or may not happen in the House, and I think all of that’s quite premature,” he said.