House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama have joined a 2020 “unity” movement. And it’s deeply dividing.
The goal: “Defeat Donald Trump and his Republican enablers.”
Fresh off the House’s impeachment vote of the president, Pelosi has penned a fundraising letter for the Democratic Unity Fund that aims to raise millions to defeat Trump, maintain Democratic control of the House, and turn the Republican Senate blue.
“We all know what’s at stake in this election. Right now, we have a president who clearly has no respect for our Constitution, our democracy, or the rule of law. Every day he makes more false promises while his policies continue to hurt hardworking Americans in every corner of our country. We simply cannot afford four more years of a Donald Trump presidency,” she penned.
“That’s why President Obama and I are proud to work with the DNC to ensure that our future nominee and Democratic candidates running for every level of office have the resources they will need to win back the White House, flip the Senate, and hold our valuable House majority,” she added.
The effort comes as the Republican National Committee is out-raising the DNC and Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign is raking in contributions.
In asking for a minimum $7 by Tuesday’s Federal Election Commission deadline, Pelosi’s email said, “I cannot emphasize enough how important of a role the Democratic Unity Fund will play in our efforts to defeat Donald Trump and his Republican enablers — but only if we can count on early support from Democrats like you today. The work we need to do to elect a Democratic president in 2020 must happen now — not next fall.”