This week, Congressional Integrity Project launched a new paid digital ad campaign in the eighteen Republican-held House districts across the country that were won by President Biden in 2020. The ads call on the Biden 18 to focus on real priorities for the American people, rather than blindly following Kevin McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene’s bogus impeachment of President Biden.
Recent polling by Public Policy Polling reveals that a majority of voters (55 percent) in the 18 key battleground districts think an impeachment inquiry would be more about helping Donald Trump than finding the truth – including 56 percent of independent voters – while just 41 percent think it would be more about finding the truth. While McCarthy and MAGA House Republicans pursue meritless impeachment inquiries, they are throwing the priorities of everyday Americans under the bus, like lowering costs, growing the economy, and tackling climate change. It’s time for voters in the Biden 18 to know where their representatives stand on this bogus political stunt.
Forbes: How The Biden Impeachment Inquiry Could Backfire On Republicans In 18 Purple Districts. “The Democratic-aligned Congressional Integrity Project last month launched a digital ad campaign in the 18 districts accusing them of sitting idly as ‘MAGA Republicans’ are ‘wasting dollars on partisan stunts instead of tackling issues that the American people care about.’ The group also recently commissioned a poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling firm that found 56% of voters in those districts believe an impeachment inquiry would be a ‘partisan political stunt,’ while 55% said the effort would be designed to benefit Trump, compared to 41% who said it would be aimed at fact-finding.” [Forbes, 9/13/23]
The Los Angeles Times: McCarthy’s Vow To Open Biden Impeachment Probe Puts Vulnerable California Republicans In A Tough Spot. “California’s five most vulnerable GOP incumbents don’t seem to want to discuss impeachment. Their offices all declined to comment or did not respond when The Times reached out last week to ask about it. But that silence won’t stop Democrats and their allies from hammering the issue. The Congressional Integrity Project launched a digital ad campaign Tuesday against all 18 Biden-district Republicans. ‘After seven weeks at home, Representative Mike Garcia is returning to Washington,’ one ad says. ‘America faces critical priorities: healthcare, the economy, the cost of living. But MAGA Republican leaders like McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene want to focus on their bogus impeachment of President Biden, even though they have no evidence. All to protect Donald Trump.’ The ad urges viewers to call Garcia’s office to “tell him to focus on real priorities. Not Bogus impeachment stunts.’” [The Los Angeles Times, 9/12/23]
Politico: New York Playbook. “IMPEACHMENT PUSHBACK: A Democratic-aligned group on Tuesday is set to unveil a digital ad campaign meant to push back on the prospect of impeaching Biden by taking the fight to battleground House Republicans. The Congressional Integrity Project is launching ads in 18 Republican-represented districts across the country with the goal of highlighting the political risks of impeachment, according to details shared exclusively with Playbook. Not surprisingly, many of the ads will appear in New York House districts as the state could potentially play a decisive role in which party will control the chamber after 2024. The ads will appear in six key New York House battleground districts of Reps. Anthony D’Esposito, Nick LaLota, Mike Lawler, Marc Molinaro, George Santos and Brandon Williams.” [Politico, 9/12/23]
Fresno Bee: McCarthy’s vow to open Biden impeachment probe puts vulnerable California Republicans in a tough spot. “The Congressional Integrity Project launched a digital ad campaign against all 18 Biden-district Republicans on Tuesday. ‘After seven weeks at home, Representative Mike Garcia is returning to Washington,’ one ad says. ‘America faces critical priorities: healthcare, the economy, the cost of living. But MAGA Republican leaders like [Kevin] McCarthy and Marjorie Taylor Greene want to focus on their bogus impeachment of President Biden, even though they have no evidence. All to protect Donald Trump.’ The ad then urges viewers to call Garcia’s office to ‘tell him to focus on real priorities. Not Bogus impeachment stunts.’” [Fresno Bee, 9/12/23]
The Oregon Capital Chronicle: Bentz Supports Biden Impeachment Inquiry, Chavez-DeRemer Distances Herself. “One of Oregon’s Republican congressional representatives supports an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden and sits on one of the committees investigating him, while the other is keeping her distance. […] Bentz represents a safely Republican district in eastern Oregon, while Chavez-DeRemer’s 5th Congressional District is more competitive. She won by 2 percentage points last year and Biden won the district in 2020. The Congressional Integrity Project, a Democratic group, on Tuesday announced a digital ad campaign targeting Chavez-DeRemer and 17 other Republicans in districts Biden won over the impeachment inquiry.” [The Oregon Capital Chronicle, 9/12/23]
The Post-Standard: Rep. Brandon Williams backs GOP decision to open Biden impeachment inquiry. “The Congressional Integrity Project, a group aligned with Democrats, began running digital ads Tuesday against the 18 Republicans, calling on them to focus on ‘real priorities.’ The group cited polling that found a majority of voters in the key battleground districts think an impeachment inquiry is more about helping Donald Trump in the 2024 election than finding the truth.” [The Post-Standard (Syracuse.com), 9/12/23]
NJTODAY: Speaker Kevin McCarthy directs House panel to open Biden impeachment inquiry. “Congressman Tom Kean, Jr. is a New Jersey Republican who has assiduously sought to avoid being labeled as a right-wing extremist while also pandering to fanatic MAGA Tea Party radicals, but he is being called out on that by Congressional Integrity Project executive director Kyle Herrig.’The MAGA-led House majority hasn’t passed a single bill into law to address inflation, lower the cost of prescription drugs, or address the high cost of college. These are the issues that are top priorities for voters across the country and in NJ-7. Yet, while Donald Trump gets in more and more legal hot water, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Kevin McCarthy are accelerating their bogus, evidence-free impeachment,’ said Herrig. ‘The Congressional Integrity Project is calling on Tom Kean, Jr. to go on the record rejecting this unwarranted political stunt and demand that Kevin McCarthy instead focus on real priorities for American families rather than using their congressional majority to defend Donald Trump and tarnish President Biden,’ said Herrig.” [NJTODAY, 9/12/23]