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For Immediate Release
Date: December 12, 2023
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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Dan Goldman, David Telfer of SEIU 1199, and Brad Woodhouse, senior advisor to the Congressional Integrity Project, joined a press call to discuss the bogus impeachment inquiry of President Biden, the wrong priorities of the MAGA GOP, and new polling results conducted in the Biden 17 districts.
MAGA House Republicans, led by James Comer and Jim Jordan, have wasted all year investigating President Biden and have failed to turn up a single shred of evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever. During this year, the MAGA House has ignored the important issues that affect Californians, such as increasing access to health care or addressing the cost of living. Instead, at Donald Trump’s direction, they have pursued a partisan political stunt, designed to hurt President Biden ahead of the 2024 election, all to distract from Trump’s 91 criminal indictments and help him return to the White House.
The virtual press conference also follows the release of a new poll commissioned by the Congressional Integrity Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling in the Biden 17 districts. The poll found that 74% of Americans including 68% of independents in the Biden 17 districts think the House of Representatives should focus more on issues like the economy, inflation, crime, and border security over impeaching President Biden. 90% of voters in these districts including 93% of independents want Congress to stop playing partisan games and work to address these issues keeping them up at night.
“Republicans’ year-long fishing expedition has uncovered no evidence of wrongdoing by President Biden,” Congressman Dan Goldman said. “Chairman Comer has absolutely nothing to show for his immense waste of Congressional time and taxpayer dollars. House Republicans are flailing, searching for any rationale to move forward with this impeachment inquiry to distract from the fact that they are incapable of passing any meaningful legislation that would help the American people. Instead, all they are capable and willing to do is act at the behest of President Trump.”
“The American people made it clear they want their representatives to actually do the work and focus on affordable healthcare, prescription drugs, college affordability, infrastructure, and more rather than an evidence-free impeachment of President Biden,” said David Telfer of 1199 SEIU. “I represent the tens of thousands of people in Syracuse who want healthcare to be a focus because we are not going to be able to live if Rep. Brandon Williams and his GOP allies go through with a bogus impeachment. We are watching.”
“The Republican swing delegation in New York is critical. Our polling shows that some of these members should think twice before following MAGA Mike Johnson, James Comer, and Marjorie Taylor Greene off a cliff over this bogus impeachment inquiry,” said Brad Woodhouse, senior advisor to the Congressional Integrity Project. “You can draw a straight line from Donald Trump’s January 6th insurrection, his call into Georgia, and all the efforts to overturn the last election that failed to where we are today – which is a politically inspired effort to get Donald Trump back in the White House and smear Joe Biden. The American people don’t want it and this poll proves it. The American people want things done to help them; this only helps Donald Trump.”
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