By Taylor Montford
Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer
The U.S. House will likely vote to impeach President Donald Trump before the end of the year despite his strong record on the economy and keeping America safe, his former deputy campaign manager said Tuesday.
Speaking at a room in the Johnny Unitas Stadium complex at Towson University, David Bossie said the conservative movement can deal a serious blow to the Democrats if Trump wins the 2020 election.
“What we need to do is quite simple: we need to win next year,” Bossie said. “They’re going to impeach the president in January if it were my guess, but I’d like to remind everyone about this president’s economy, and our president making us safer.”
Referring to the country’s 3.5 percent unemployment rate, the 6.5 million jobs created over the past three years and the nation’s strong GDP, Bossie said Trump has kept his campaign promises.
“He’s going to live up to it, whether it kills him or not,” Bossie said. “It’s going to be really hard to win again. If we win next November, it’s a stake in the heart of the left. They won’t know what to do.”
Bossie has been president of Citizens United, a conservative non-profit organization, since 2001. In early August 2016, Bossie took a five-month leave of absence to be the deputy campaign manager for Trump’s campaign for president.
After helping lead Trump to victory in 2016 he became deputy executive director for Trump’s presidential transition team. In 2015, Bossie was ranked number two on Politico’s top 50 most influential people in American politics.
The Towson alum got into a trouble last May, when his political group was accused by federal authorities of scamming elderly voters for his own financial gain. The president has since distanced himself from Bossie.
Bossie’s group, Citizens United, was at the forefront of legal action that led to the 2010 landmark Supreme Court decision upending campaign finance laws. In that ruling, the Court said the federal government could not restrict the amount of money corporations, labor unions and other organizations spend on political communications.
During his speech this week, Bossie said that every generation’s duty is to leave the country better for the next generation.
“That’s what Reagan really embodied,” Bossie said. “He believed that America’s best day is still ahead of it.”
Bossie said the conservative moment as a whole is bigger than just one person, reminding supporters of the powerful impact the Tea Party movement had in 2010.
“We took the country by storm and took back the House of Representatives because of this,” Bossie said. “Then a couple years later we won the Senate back. Then years later Donald Trump becomes president. This is not about Donald Trump. This is about the conservative movement today, trying to save the United States.”
Bossie said Trump is a forward-leaning president, but he acknowledged that even he has disagreed with some of the president’s tweets.
“We’ve all seen when Trump types something in there and ‘bing’ hits the Twitter machine, he can make people’s head explode,” Bossie said with a laugh. “I’ve been one of them. He and I have disagreed on a few tweets and I could write a book on the tweets that didn’t come out.”
Bossie said that as a conservative movement leader, it bothers him that Trump hasn’t had one minute to be president without someone attacking him.
The speech was given just two days before the House voted 232 to 196 along near partisan lines to endorse the chamber’s ongoing impeachment inquiry.