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Politics McConnell vows to stop impeachment in fundraising video

07:25  06 october  2019
07:25  06 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to stop any Democratic push for impeachment in a social media campaign ad that he's using as a platform to Looking to capitalize on the polarizing issue, McConnell makes a fundraising plea at the end of the video , saying: "I need your help.

McConnell 's campaign, according to Facebook's ad library, began running the digital ads with the video on Sept. 27, three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) formally announced that House Democrats would launch an impeachment inquiry. The decision, which followed months of

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to stop any Democratic push for impeachment in a social media campaign ad that he's using as a platform to raise campaign funds off the inquiry of President Donald Trump.

In the brief Facebook video, McConnell makes it clear that the Republican-controlled Senate with him in charge will be a firewall against efforts to remove Trump from office.

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A couple days later, McConnell 's video was attached to the ads. In September, McConnell 's pre- impeachment Facebook ads focused on the majority leader's most enduring Other Republicans campaigns have also seen a surge in fundraising . WinRed, a new GOP donor platform created to

The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority, with me as majority leader." A couple days later, McConnell 's video was attached to the ads. Other Republicans campaigns have also seen a surge in fundraising . WinRed, a new GOP donor platform created to counter the Democrats' ActBlue

"All of you know your Constitution," McConnell says in the video. "The way that impeachment stops is with a Senate majority with me as majority leader."

The Senate leader, a steadfast Trump defender, avoided the impeachment issue during public appearances in his home state of Kentucky this past week.

But McConnell recently swatted down talk that the Senate could dodge considering articles of impeachment if the Democratic-led House approved charges against Trump.

"It's a Senate rule related to impeachment, it would take 67 votes to change, so I would have no choice but to take it up," McConnell said recently on CNBC. "How long you're on it is a whole different matter."

House Democrats began the impeachment inquiry after revelations that Trump asked the Ukrainian president to investigate his potential 2020 Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, and his family.

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trump- impeachment - in - fundraising -pitch. All of you know your Constitution, the way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority with me as majority leader," McConnell says in an I'd like to think that this could lead to McConnell 's re-election chances being hurt, but he's gotten away with

The ad features the same video , but McConnell 's team has paired the video with different captions that all are mostly focused on the topic of impeachment . "Your conservative Senate Majority is the ONLY thing stopping Nancy Pelosi from impeaching President Trump. Donate & help us keep it

Foreign interference in elections has long been viewed as a threat to U.S. sovereignty and the integrity of democracy, and soliciting foreign help in an election is illegal.

In his video, McConnell appears to predict that the matter of impeachment will reach the Senate. The Kentucky Republican says that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "in the clutches of a left-wing mob that finally convinced her to impeach the president."

Looking to capitalize on the polarizing issue, McConnell makes a fundraising plea at the end of the video, saying: "I need your help. Please contribute before the deadline."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., smiles as he speaks to members of the media, next to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., right, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)© Provided by The Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., smiles as he speaks to members of the media, next to Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., right, Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

McConnell is running for reelection next year and regularly plays up his ties to Trump, who easily carried Kentucky in 2016 and remains popular in the state.

McConnell campaign manager Kevin Golden said the impeachment inquiry has fired up the senator's supporters.

"Few issues energize conservative voters like liberal overreach and the Democrats' latest outrageous attempt to impeach President Trump has activated our base to new heights," Golden said in a statement Saturday night.

Trump warns McConnell about disloyal Republicans .
Even as the White House appears to settle on the legal tactics to stave off Democrats' impeachment demands, uncertainty and unease over Trump's messaging approach remains high among his Republican allies, who see the ever-growing inquiry consuming the White House. © Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty ImagesTrump has offered scant indication he is turning his focus to governing, despite his lawyers writing in a letter to Democrats that "he remains focused on fulfilling his promises to the American people." require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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