Republicans are stepping up their fight against against the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
GOP lawmakers tried storming a closed door deposition ahead of a witness's testimony and have worked tirelessly to out the whistleblower whose complaint sparked the inquiry in the first place.
Now, the Republican National Committee is funding an action to tie up the phone lines of dozens of Democrats with 11,000 phone calls.
The RNC specified that the calls weren't robocalls. Instead the committee used a vendor to survey voters. Voters who mark that they are opposed to the inquiry are then forwarded to a House Democrat's office phone.
Consistent with the Trump tradition, the RNC is trolling lawmakers even though its efforts hinder the ability of their constituents to communicate with them.
The Republican National Committee has already spent over $2 million to fight impeachment efforts, but public support for the inquiry as well as full impeachment and removal have all continued to rise.
People aren't surprised.
@maggieNYT @nytimes The @GOP has to cheat. They can't win fairly. Their guy is guilty.— On The Case Man (@On The Case Man)1572908721.0
@maggieNYT @nytimes Republicans are so busy NOT doing their jobs that they have time to set up prank calls to Democ… https://t.co/wNXOI2ITt6— KD (@KD)1572928749.0
@maggieNYT @nytimes As a party they don’t have ideas or policies. Just dirt tricks and vulgar stunts. The party is the problem.— Ernest Defarge (@Ernest Defarge)1572909372.0
@maggieNYT @nytimes It’s an effort to suppress the DNC’s ability to communicate with it’s base at a time Trump is a… https://t.co/Hj2o94u0tU— SDN (@SDN)1572910705.0
@maggieNYT @nytimes Republicans demonstrate yet again they can’t win by policies and ideas, only by dirty tricks, g… https://t.co/CggxgWbkPS— Connie Gruen (@Connie Gruen)1572913972.0
@maggieNYT @KevinMKruse @nytimes Haven't we had enough of this corruption yet?— annie (@annie)1572909075.0
RNC spokesman Mike Reed said:
“Our 'stop the madness' campaign has helped hundreds of thousands of voters get the information they need to reach out to their Democrat representatives and tell them to drop the phony impeachment inquiry and get back to work for the American people."
The House of Representatives has passed hundreds of bills, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to bring to the floor.