The recently announced impeachment procedure turns out to be a gold mine for both President Trump and the Democrats. The campaign teams are trying to attract donations with the political indignation that is prevalent among voters at both parties.
Last Tuesday, an official impeachment procedure was announced by the Democratic president of the American House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. In addition to risks, this procedure also offers opportunities for both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Since the official announcements, both parties have asked their supporters to donate to the party campaign. Both voters and e-mails inform the voter that help is desperately needed. The text messages from the Trump camp were urgent: “Nancy tries to drop Donald Trump for nothing! Total smear campaign!”, Followed by a link that points to a donation page.
Republicans were also called upon to join the Official Impeachment Defense Task Force. This group
“consists only of President Trumps most loyal supporters who are committed to fighting for the President, his re-election and the recapture of the House of Representatives”.
The Democrats also turn to their supporters for assistance. In the first instance, there was less explicit demand for donations. Sympathizers were asked to help the party by signing a petition.
Yet money also came in to the Democrats. The ActBlue website, the company that processes most Democratic campaign donations, showed that Tuesday was one of the most successful fundraising days that were not linked to a debate. The donations amounted to 4.6 million dollars.
Supporters of former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (whose son is at the center of the Ukraine scandal) received a begging letter later in the week. In that email is a photo of Biden who watched as Donald Trump called him and his son corrupt during a press moment at the United Nations.
“Imagine what Joe Biden is thinking right now,” was the caption. “Watch while Donald Trump lies to the United Nations about your family. Your family.”