Shorter Republicans: Screw Ukraine, but we don’t mind the graft and corruption HERE.
CREW has the longer version: 100+ MEMBERS OF CONGRESS VISITED TRUMP PROPERTIES, 50 DURING IMPEACHMENT
More than 100 members of Congress have now visited at least one of the properties that President Trump owns and profits from while in office, according to tracking by CREW. While Congress is charged with providing unbiased checks and balances on the president, including President Trump’s conflicts of interest related to his businesses, many members have chosen to forgo these responsibilities while enjoying the political benefits that visiting and spending money at Trump properties provides. That’s especially problematic now, as members of Congress are tasked with considering how to perform their constitutional duty as the impeachment process moves forward. In fact, 50 members of Congress have visited a Trump property since the impeachment inquiry was announced, and some key figures in the impeachment inquiry are some of Trump’s best customers.
According to CREW’s tracking of Trump’s conflicts of interest while in office, 115 individual members of Congress have made 256 visits to Trump properties since he was elected. More than one-third of the Republicans currently serving in Congress have visited a Trump property.
At least 122 of these visits were made to attend a political fundraiser or special interest group event. Before Donald Trump ran for office, very little political spending took place at his properties. Now, the President’s hotels and resorts have become centers of the Republican fundraising apparatus. In the last three years, at least 71 political fundraisers have taken place at his properties. Ten Republican members and Trump allies have held campaign fundraisers at Trump properties. President Trump has himself attended 25 political fundraisers at Trump properties, often mingling with members of Congress.
Cool, cool. While being jurors on the topic of violating the Constitution, Republicans are still bribing him. It’s not a political party, the Republicans are a crime syndicate.