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Gov. DeSantis announces 'Presidential Protection Fund' to 'protect' Trump from impeachment

Posted: 12:26 PM, Sep 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-27 12:26:46-04
Source: @RonDeSantisFL

(WTXL) — Governor Ron DeSantis has launched a "Presidential Protection Fund" aimed at fighting back against an attempt to impeach President Donald Trump.

According to Florida Politics , Gov. DeSantis shared a message on the newly established fund via email blasts from the Republican Party of Florida.

In the fundraising email, DeSantis said Democrats are trying to impeach Trump to avoid his re-election, saying they are “scared to death that the American people will support President Donald Trump in 2020.”

“Now that Democrats are officially moving to impeach our duly elected president, my duty to protect him isn’t over,” DeSantis wrote. “As Governor of Florida, I want the President to know that we have his back in this fight 100 percent, so today I’m issuing the Presidential Protection Fund to fight back against this disgusting attempt to overturn a legitimate U.S. election.”

An impeachment inquiry was initiated after a whistleblower complaint alleged that Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is now seeking Democratic nomination for president.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Trump had already raised $13 million in campaign cash following the announcement of the impeachment inquiry.