In a fundraising email distributed this morning, North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger described the impeachment inquiry currently underway in the U.S. House of Representatives as a “hoax.” The subject line of the email — which was sent from (and links to) Berger’s campaign — reads “Impeachment Hoax.”
The email then goes on to say the following:
Democrats are desperate for a way to impeach President Trump.
First, they tried blaming Russia. But the Mueller investigation found that there was no collusion.
Now it’s a phone call with the President of Ukraine. Who knows what it will be next?
I’m supporting Donald Trump in 2020, and North Carolina is going to be a key state in next year’s election.
Will you chip in RIGHT NOW to help keep conservatives in charge of our state?
The left’s attacks on President Trump won’t stop anytime soon and the 2020 fight starts here.
A contribution of any amount will help keep North Carolina red.
The Berger fundraiser arrived on the same morning that Trump appeared, once again, to engage in the very behavior that has been targeted in the impeachment investigation when he issued a public call for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter. This is from an update in The Washington Post:
Federal law prohibits campaigns from accepting or soliciting a “thing of value” from foreign nationals or governments in connection with an election. North Carolina journalists would do well to ask Berger at the next opportunity for the basis of his belief that an investigation into behavior that appears to so blatantly flaunt federal law could in any way be considered a “hoax.”