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Republians Are Trying To Distract Attention From Trump’s Crimes

Here’s How Republians Are Trying To Distract Attention From Trump’s Crime Spree

The Republicans are having a hard time defending Trump. Now thay are recycling debunked Fox News and talk radio echoes as an “everybody does it” type of distraction from the reality of impending impeachment where they will have to go on the record.

Robert Reich:
GOP launches the “most expansive, coordinated ad campaign on impeachment to date”

Dear MoveOn member,

Ambassador Gordon Sondland, a Donald Trump supporter who gave $1 million to Trump’s inauguration, testified under oath last week that “yes,” there was a quid pro quo and that “everyone was in the loop.”1

We followed the President’s orders,” Sondland testified.2

“Everyone” includes Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former National Security Adviser John Bolton, and other senior members of the Trump administration.

Case closed.

Sondland’s testimony was devastating to Trump and should be the nail in the coffin of his presidency. Which is why GOP operatives have launched the “most expansive, coordinated ad campaign on impeachment to date,” an eye-popping $7 million campaign slamming impeachment as a political plot against the president by Democrats.Trump is also spending “a small fortune on impeachment ads.”4

This is the moment. We have to put the pedal to the metal to get the truth out to the American people and counteract the lies and misinformation coming from the GOP propaganda machine.

That’s why I’m writing to you. I’ve been following MoveOn’s impeachment campaign closely, and it appears that while MoveOn’s raised enough to do the most critical organizing and media outreach to move impeachment forward, MoveOn’s budget is stretched to its limits.

Will you join me and chip in $3 a week to support MoveOn’s all-hands-on-deck campaign to impeach, convict, and remove Donald Trump from office?  (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after Trump is no longer president to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Yes, I’ll chip in weekly to help keep MoveOn’s impeachment campaign going for as long as it takes.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t chip in weekly.

Trump and GOP operatives don’t have to make hard choices. They’re spending tens of millions of dollars given to them by millionaires and billionaires to distract, spread lies and misinformation.

So how do we turn this around? It starts with our grassroots power. We’ve got to show lawmakers and the media just how many people are engaged in the fight to impeach Trump. And to do that, MoveOn needs resources. Because it costs money to:

  • Keep phones on Capitol Hill ringing off the hook every single day;
  • Expand billboards into more House and Senate districts;
  • Run TV ads in critical districts;
  • Follow every Trump-supporting lawmaker around the halls of Congress to capture their cowardice on camera;
  • Buy enough Facebook ads to promote protests across the country the day before the impeachment vote; and
  • Blanket the media with ads to counteract the lies and misinformation coming from Trump’s propaganda machine.

Fight back with us against the forces that distract and displace suspicion

While we can win this fight without raising and spending as much as Trump and his enablers do, we do have to raise enough to help engage Americans all around the country.

3 dollar donation to fight GOP distract and lie tacticsWhich is why, James, if you can afford to, I hope you’ll dig deep and chip in $3 a week to help fund MoveOn’s impeachment work, so that we can go big and leave no stone unturned. Are you in? (MoveOn will bill your weekly donation to your credit card once a month starting today and will contact you shortly after Trump is no longer president to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)

Yes, I’ll chip in weekly to help keep MoveOn’s impeachment campaign going for as long as it takes.

No, I’m sorry, I can’t chip in weekly.

And I hope that you’ll stay in this fight, even though it’s hard and upsetting. Remember, things won’t be this hard forever. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. And if we fight for it, and work for it, and give this everything we’ve got, we can reach that light sooner.

Thanks for all you do.
–Robert Reich

Sources:
1. “‘Everyone was in the loop.’ Sondland confirms quid pro quo,” PBS NewsHour, November 20, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/113286?t=6&akid=251715%2E37212143%2EmhFLjx

2. “‘We Followed the President’s Orders’: Gordon Sondland’s Testimony Likely Assures Trump’s Impeachment,” The New Yorker, November 20, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/113287?t=8&akid=251715%2E37212143%2EmhFLjx

3. “POLITICO Playbook: House GOP group spending millions to beat up Democrats on impeachment,” Politico, November 18, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/113288?t=10&akid=251715%2E37212143%2EmhFLjx

4. “How Trump is using Facebook to amplify his fight against impeachment,” Vox, November 14, 2019
https://act.moveon.org/go/113289?t=12&akid=251715%2E37212143%2EmhFLjx

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