President Biden’s reelection campaign is fundraising off of the House Republicans’ impeachment inquiry, calling it “theater with bad actors.”
In a campaign email signed by Vice President Harris on Wednesday, the campaign said the impeachment inquiry launched by “MAGA Republicans” is “beyond ridiculous” and asked for donations of $5, $10, or $25 “to fight back against” Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s (R-Ga.) “vicious lies.”
“It’s clear: They’re going to throw everything they have at Joe, because they know they can’t run against our record,” the email reads. “If you’re waiting for a moment to show your support for him, trust me what I say: This is it.”
The message also includes a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, from Greene correcting Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) over who has been pushing for McCarthy to open the inquiry.
“This inquiry is theater — theater with bad actors,” the email reads, adding that former President Trump has also pushed leaders to move on impeachment. “They’re literally fighting over who gets the credit for the idea.”
“You don’t need to read between the lines to figure out why,” the campaign added.
Biden echoed similar sentiments on Wednesday evening when he said during a campaign reception that House Republicans already knew they wanted to impeach him.
“Well, I tell you what, I don’t know quite why, but they just knew they wanted to impeach me,” he said in McLean, Va. “Now, best I can tell they want to impeach me because they want to shut down the government.”
The impeachment fight could be an issue as Congress and the White House battle over funding the government. Lawmakers face a Sept. 30 deadline to prevent a government shutdown.
McCarthy’s formal endorsement of impeachment follows the Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Biden family’s business dealings. It has not found that the president directly benefited financially from his son Hunter Biden’s business or proved he made any policy decisions because of it.
The White House on Wednesday also reiterated their stance that Republicans have turned up no evidence that the president did anything wrong.