The organization Need to Impeach is ramping up its anti-Trump ads ahead of the upcoming House vote this week on articles of impeachment and looming Senate trial for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE.
Need to Impeach is spending at least $1 million on new ads in the next few weeks, including a $350,000 buy premiering on CNN and MSNBC this week accusing the president of breaking his oath to the country, Politico reported Monday.
“He was supposed to protect our Constitution, not trample on it by asking foreign countries to undermine our democracy for his personal political gain,” the ad says.
The organization funded by Democratic presidential candidate and billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerBloomberg wages war on COVID-19, but will he abandon his war on coal? Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff team up to boost youth voter turnout MORE is mobilizing its activists to participate in nationwide “Nobody Is Above the Law” events before the House is expected to vote on impeachment Wednesday. These events are headed by grassroots groups and expected to draw about 100,000 people, a Need to Impeach spokesperson told The Hill.
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Need to Impeach plans to target senators in an effort to get them to vote to remove Trump. It also will direct attention to the president’s aides, including acting chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyTrump names new acting director of legislative affairs 12 things to know today about coronavirus Mulvaney: ‘We’ve overreacted a little bit’ to coronavirus MORE and former national security adviser John BoltonJohn Bolton Lawyer says Bolton moving forward with book despite warning from White House White House tells Bolton his manuscript contains classified information The Hill’s Morning Report – Capitol Hill weighs action on racial justice as protests carry on MORE, whom Senate Democrats have subpoenaed.
“Republicans need to look in the mirror and ask themselves ‘how corrupt is too corrupt,'” Nathaly Arriola, the executive director of Need to Impeach, said in a statement to The Hill. “If the Senate does not hold the President accountable, the American people will ultimately be the ones to hold them accountable.”
Meanwhile, the Republicans are focusing their campaign efforts on the House Democrats who won seats in 2018 after Trump won their districts two years prior.
The president is accused of obstruction of Congress and abuse of power in his interactions with Ukraine, specifically asking the Ukrainian president to announce investigations that could benefit him politically.
Updated at 5:46 p.m.