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Politics Republican PACs are already attacking vulnerable Dems who voted for impeachment resolution

00:05  01 november  2019
00:05  01 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

Susan Collins won't co-sponsor Senate resolution condemning impeachment inquiry

  Susan Collins won't co-sponsor Senate resolution condemning impeachment inquiry The Maine Republican said she has not yet decided how she will vote on the resolution.The measure, introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) last week, has support from 50 of the 53 Senate Republicans. It also asks that the House provide President Donald Trump “due process” and give House Republicans subpoena power.

House Democrats in red districts who voted for the House resolution setting rules for the Trump impeachment inquiry are already under attack after a political action committee dedicated to boosting Republicans launched a digital ad campaign Thursday.

As the House impeachment probe moves toward a new phase of open hearings, President Donald Trump is calling on Republican lawmakers to shift their strategy from attacking the process of the inquiry to poking holes in the substance of House Democrats' case. "I'd rather go into the details.

House Democrats in red districts who voted for the House resolution setting rules for the Trump impeachment inquiry are already under attack after a political action committee dedicated to boosting Republicans launched a digital ad campaign Thursday.

rUNITED STATES - APRIL 11: Reps. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., and Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., conduct panel discussion on 'uniting men and women behind a democratic agenda,' at the House Democrats' 2019 Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)© 2019 CQ-Roll Call, Inc. rUNITED STATES - APRIL 11: Reps. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., and Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., conduct panel discussion on 'uniting men and women behind a democratic agenda,' at the House Democrats' 2019 Issues Conference at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The Congressional Leadership Fund said in a statement that it had targeted 29 vulnerable Democrats with ads that will appear when constituents search for impeachment-related terms online. Those ads will redirect to a website with a petition titled: "Tell your member of Congress: Stop Impeachment Now!"

Senate GOP introduces resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry

  Senate GOP introduces resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Senate Republicans introduced a resolution on Thursday condemning the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and calling on the House to hold a formal vote on the inquiry. Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is spearheading the resolution, which is backed by 39 GOP senators including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). "Every American should be disturbed by what is taking place in the House of Representatives regarding the attempt to impeach President Trump," Graham said in a statement."We cannot have a country where every American has rights except Donald Trump.

Republicans would be allowed to request subpoenas, but such requests would ultimately be subject to a vote by the full committee, which Democrats The House is expected to vote on the resolution Thursday amid complaints from Trump and his Republicans allies that the monthlong impeachment

The resolution put forward by Speaker Pelosi confirms that House Democrats’ impeachment has been an Five Republicans are already in the race: Rep. Bradley Byrne, former Auburn University football coach Reaction from a White House official to the text of the House Democrats’ impeachment

"The Democrats are so blinded by their personal hatred of President Trump that they’re willing to sacrifice all work on the issues voters care about, just to have one last shot at removing him from office to avenge their 2016 loss,” said CLF President Dan Conston. “Now that they’ve cast their votes in favor of marching headfirst into impeachment, vulnerable Democrats have shown voters there is zero difference whatsoever between them and the radical leftists fighting tooth and nail to impeach this president."

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House set to vote on Trump impeachment procedures

  House set to vote on Trump impeachment procedures The resolution opens to door to the next phase in Democrats' probe of the president — public hearings.Debate on the procedures — which include beginning public hearings and the release of some of the information gathered in the ongoing inquiry over the last few weeks — is expected to begin around 9 am, ET.

An unexpectedly high number of Democrats voted in favor of an effort to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump on Wednesday, revealing the growing agitation among liberals to remove him from office.

Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican who has since become an independent, has also called for an impeachment investigation, bringing A majority of the House would be needed to vote to impeach the President in order to send the process to the Senate. However, CNN's count includes

The House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday setting rules for the public phase of the impeachment inquiry Democrats have been pursuing into President Trump. A complaint from an anonymous whistleblower and testimony from other administration officials has indicated that Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to open investigations that would be politically beneficial to his 2020 reelection campaign -- notably into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter -- while withholding nearly $400 billion in military aid.

Democrats and others have accused Trump of trying to use the aid as leverage to get Ukraine to deliver the investigations. Trump and his defenders have said there was no quid-pro-quo -- aid for investigations -- with Trump describing a July 25 phone call in which he discussed the investigations, but not the aid, with Ukrainian President Voldomyr Zelensky as "perfect."

Graham claims victory with impeachment vote

  Graham claims victory with impeachment vote Sen. Lindsey Graham, who introduced a resolution condemning secretive impeachment proceedings in the House, claimed victory Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she’ll hold a formal vote and open up the hearings to the public. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.“There is no doubt in my mind that the overwhelming response House Democrats heard from the American people and Senate Republicans in support of my resolution forced their hand,” said the South Carolina Republican, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

White House rips impeachment vote , calls Dems 'unhinged'. Two House Democrats who represent districts that voted for President Trump in 2016 bucked their party’s leadership Thursday and voted against formalizing the House Gerrit Cole is already disowning the Astros after World Series loss.

Senate Republicans introduced a resolution on Thursday condemning the impeachment inquiry against President Trump and calling on the House to hold a The vote on the resolution comes as Republicans and the White House have argued against Democrats' handling of the impeachment

Conor Lamb, D-Pa., who won his seat in a competitive 2018 special election, is one of the higher-profile Democrats targeted by the campaign. On Thursday, he said his vote for the impeachment rules resolution was simply to establish rules for the investigation and that he had not yet made up his mind if he would vote to impeach Trump.

"This resolution sets the rules for the upcoming hearings. I believe everyone benefits from clear rules, so I voted yes.  I have not made any decision about impeachment, nor will I until all the evidence is in," he said in a statement. "I do believe that Russia is a major threat to the United States in Ukraine and around the world, and our oath requires us to put our country first, always."

The CLF provided an example of what one of the ads would look like with a screenshot of one ad aimed at Anthony Brindisi, D-N.Y. It appears as a search result with a hyperlink that reads, "Anthony Brindisi | Just Voted For Impeachment | He's with Radical Dems Not Us."

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Joe Cunningham of South Carolina, who won a nailbiter election in 2018; Lucy McBath of Georgia, who unseated former Rep. Karen Handel by two percentage points last year; and Kendra Horn of Oklahoma, who announced she would vote for the impeachment rules resolution just Thursday morning, are some of the other notable Democrats under fire from the CLF after their impeachment votes Thursday.

Schiff denies accusation that impeachment rules are unfair .
Lawmakers voted mostly along party lines to approve the resolution Thursday"The rules are very much the same as they were during the Nixon impeachment, during the Clinton impeachment," Schiff told "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell. "All they have to argue is process and even the president has acknowledged that's a failure.

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