As House Democrats pursue their relentless quest to take down President Trump, the impeachment frenzy could prove to be the undoing of many facing reelection in 2020.
A new memo from Rep. Cheri Bustos, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is addressing the controversial issue, urging her congressional colleagues to keep up the impeachment messaging but to make sure it is “simple.”
If asked about impeachment or Trump’s actions, Democrats were urged by Bustos, who has represented Illinois’s 17th congressional district since 2013, to keep their “language simple, direct and values-based,” according to the memo which was obtained by The Hill.
Bustos also directed House Democrats to focus on the message that “no one is above the law.”
The memo referred to a poll conducted by the Democratic firm ALG Research which found that voters are being swayed more by the Democrats’ impeachment messaging than they are by that coming from Republicans.
According to The Hill:
Fifty-four percent of those surveyed said they found the Democrats’ message saying Trump is abusing his authority to be convincing, including 42 percent who said it was a very convincing argument.
Just 44 percent of respondents said they found Republicans’ messaging that “the Ukraine issue is just another witch hunt” to be convincing, with 34 percent of that total finding it was very convincing.
News of the memo comes amid recent criticism over the similarity between the rhetoric of congressional Democrats and what the mainstream media is reporting.
One Washington Post journalist shared “talking points” on impeachment prepared by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, raising the question about how she had access to the information.
New talking points for House Dems from Pelosi’s office > pic.twitter.com/qFiBQc2IKv
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) October 15, 2019
While Democrats are busy slamming Trump and smugly announcing that “no one is above the law,” questions arise as to whether a separation exists between the party and the mainstream media, which has rabidly attacked Trump over every statement and decision despite a lack of support for impeachment.
Pelosi confirmed to reporters earlier this week that “at this time,” an official vote on the House impeachment inquiry was not going to be held.
“There’s no requirement that we have a vote and at this time we will not be having a vote,” she said, adding some fluff about “seeking the truth” and “upholding the Constitution
But Democrats still forge ahead with their secret, closed-door hearings as part of their impeachment inquiry sham while Pelosi may be trying to avoid a formal vote on impeachment which would likely expose vulnerable red-state Democrats facing reelection in 2020.
Fox News host Sean Hannity announced the Democratic leader’s decision was due to the fact that she “doesn’t have the votes.”
He shared with “Hannity” viewers this week a list of Democrats in House districts won by Trump in 2016, wondering if the lawmakers would betray their own constituents and “attempt to overthrow the president because of a hoax.”
“Those are the lawmaker who, by the way, will make or break the radical, socialist Democratic Party’s impeachment dreams,” he said. “As of tonight, they are the reason Nancy Pelosi won’t dare hold a vote, because she’s probably going to lose.
Twitter users weighed in on the latest revelation on the Democrats’ strategy to keep the impeachment messaging “simple.”
Yeah, simple. Not honest or truthful.
— BJ Rechtel (@BjRechtel) October 18, 2019
A vote would be a simple thing
— AdamTheyWong (@TheyAdam) October 18, 2019
Don’t use fancy words, it’s just a coup ?
— optimist_1974?? (@optimist_1974) October 18, 2019
There is no message! All this fiasco is done in the shadows courtesy of the Democrat Party!
— Mike Edwards (@MikeEdw31883946) October 18, 2019
— Doug Pearson (@Doug__Pearson) October 18, 2019
until Nancy Pelosi holds a vote this impeachment will be nothing but a political stunt, which has already been obvious considering Democrats have been talking about impeachment since even before Trump took office.#TrumpDerangementSyndrome #FridayFeeling #FridayThoughts
— truth (@SpecialEDxx) October 18, 2019
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