Two House members say they’ve seen Democrat house members being threatened with loss of support by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee if they didn’t vote for impeachment. Republican House members Matt Gaetz (FL) and Andy Biggs (AZ) made the revelations to “Hannity” guest host Gregg Jarrett.
According to Red State:
Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) joined guest host Gregg Jarrett on “Hannity” last night. Jarrett began with a discussion of Nancy Pelosi’s ill-advised decision to go along with impeachment Jarrett asked, “Have they created a political quicksand and now they’ve stepped right into it?”
Biggs replied that “Pelosi’s instincts were correct about a year ago, and the Venezuelan side of the Democratic Party in Congress said ‘No, we’ve got to have it.’ She had to cut a deal to become Speaker because it was such a close race. She has taken the bull by the horns and it looks like she’s about to get gored because of it. The reality is this has been a huge mistake by the Democrats.”
Jarrett asked if some of the Democrats were angry about what Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler have done.
I think so,” answered Biggs. “I think some of them are. Some of them I’ve talked to quietly on the side want this to go away. They wish it had never happened. But Nancy Pelosi’s got them, because she raises money for them.”
Gaetz chimed in. “It’s not just that Nancy Pelosi raises money for her political caucus, it’s that Nancy Pelosi uses that money as a political weapon against anyone who would potentially vote against impeachment. Andy and I observed active threats on the House floor that if the Blue Dog Democrats did not go along with the radical left of the Democratic Party and support impeachment, that they would not be supported by the DCCC. (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee)”
“So that’s the active threat?” asked Jarrett.