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Byrne using Trump impeachment fight in Senate campaign

Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, is using the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as a tool to collect contact information from conservative voters.

Byrne is using social media for this effort.

“Conservatives must ACT NOW to join me in defending Donald J. Trump & opposing these desperate impeachment tactics by the far-Left,” Byrne writes. “ADD YOUR NAME to join our list of supporters in standing with President Trump!”

A click on the link takes conservatives to a page where the headline reads:

“BREAKING: Democrats launch full-out attack against the President CONSERVATIVES MUST TAKE ACTION TO STAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP.” The Byrne for Senate campaign then asks for interested persons: names, addresses, and phone numbers (optional).

In fine print at the bottom of the page is this notice: “By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and texts, including automated calls and texts, to that number from Byrne for Senate. MSG & Data rates may apply.”

In a similar attempt to collect contact information, the congressman writes: “The Democrats are hell-bent on sabotaging President Trump & they will pay for it at the ballot box come 2020. Help us protect President Trump by taking action today.”

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Byrne has been a steadfast supporter of the president during the impeachment inquiry and is even calling for former Vice President Joe Biden to be investigated.

“The Left and their buddies in the national news media are spending all their time attacking President Trump while giving Joe Biden a free pass. We MUST keep calling them out for their hypocrisy,” Byrne wrote.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-California, has begun an impeachment inquiry into the president after it was revealed that a whistleblower in the intelligence community claims that the president threatened to withhold military aid if Ukrainian Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky did not open an investigation into just how Biden’s son, Hunter, was given a $50,000 a month seat on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, even though he had no experience in the field and if Joe Biden’s later demand that Ukraine fire its top prosecutor was because Biden was protecting his son’s shady business practices.

Withholding financial aid unless a personal favor was given by a foreign government is a felony.

Trump dismisses the inquiry as a “hoax” but is also using the impeachment inquiry for grassroots campaign efforts.

The President writes on social media: “The future of American freedom rests on the shoulders of men and women willing to defend it from these hateful impeachment attacks, and today is a day for action. Please enter your name by 11:59 PM to join the Official Impeachment Defense Task Force and get on the list of Patriots my team hands me, President Trump, TODAY.”
Pres. Trump faces re-election next year, if he is not removed from office before then.

Bradley Byrne is running for the 2020 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Doug Jones.

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Byrne is part of a crowded field that includes: former Chief Justice Roy Moore, businessman Stanley Adair, State Representative Arnold Mooney, former Auburn football Coach Tommy Tuberville, and Secretary of State John H. Merrill.

The primary will be on March 3.

Written By

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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