Chris White on November 1, 2019
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager says the president raked in millions of dollars after House Democrats voted Thursday to support an impeachment inquiry.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ plan to impeach Trump “is backfiring already,” Brad Parscale, the president’s campaign manager, said in a tweet Friday morning. He went on to note that the campaign pulled in close to $19 million in October.
Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment resolution day turned into a MASSIVE fundraising day for @realDonaldTrump.
✅ $3 MILLION raised online alone in one day.
✅ That makes $19 MILLION in October online alone!
Impeachment sham is backfiring already!
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) November 1, 2019
The inquiry vote was not a bipartisan affair, as Pelosi had previously said would need to happen if Trump was impeached. The vote passed 232-196, with all but two Democrats voting to begin an impeachment inquiry. Every Republican opposed the inquiry, sticking behind the president.
Democratic Reps. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey and Colin Peterson of Minnesota voted against the resolution, while former Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan supported the measure.
Trump’s campaign often uses flashpoint news events to raise money. The campaign sold 55,000 packs of plastic straws, netting over $823,000 in sales, whereas campaign officials have sold about $50,000 worth of fine point markers, campaign communication director Tim Murtaugh told reporters in September.