In the few days since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Republicans have capitalized on conservative outrage, pulling in millions of dollars in donations.
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As of Friday, Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign received $15 million in small donations, including 50,000 from new donors, according to a tweet from Eric Trump.
“Unbelievable numbers!!” he tweeted. “Keep it going — you and the dems are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020!”
Pelosi announced on Tuesday the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry against the president, accusing him of betraying the oath of office by pressuring Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, and his son.
Trump has maintained that he acted appropriately.
Twenty-four hours later, Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raked in a combined $5 million, according to Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, meanwhile, said its online fundraising was up 608 percent Friday.
State-level Republican groups are also fundraising off of Democrats’ efforts to impeach Trump, with the Nevada Republican Party selling a shirt that says “Impeach This,” over an image of the 2016 election map.
Of course, Democrats are also turning impeachment into a chance to raise money: ActBlue, the company that processes a majority of Democratic online donations, said it brought in $4.6 million in donations on Tuesday -- one of its largest fundraising days not tied to a Democratic debate or monthly deadline.