Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) decided to add some spice to the impeachment trial on Thursday when she cited a Fox News poll that showed Donald Trump getting crushed by his Democratic opponent and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Garcia brought up the poll to prove that Trump had a motive to try to obtain dirt on Biden from Ukraine.
“The chart on the screen shows a Fox News poll emphasizing… that from March through December, Vice President Biden had consistently led President Trump in national polls by significant margins,” she said. “Beginning around March, Vice President Biden is beating the president in polls, even on Fox News. In April, Biden officially announces his candidacy, and… that is when the president gets worried.”
She then recounts how Biden’s entry into the race coincided with the president’s increased focus on pushing Ukraine to publicly announce investigations of his prospective 2020 rival.
“By July, right before President Trump’s call with President Zelensky where he asked for the investigation into Biden, the Fox News poll showed Biden beating Trump by 10 points,” she said. “And then on July 25th, after years of not caring what vice president did, does President Trump ask for an investigation into his formidable political rival in the 2020 election.”
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