At the end of the day, taxpayers always foot the bill.
According to research done by the Heritage Foundation, House Democrats drained $3.06 million on the entire impeachment process against President Donald Trump. And that’s not taking into account the bill for the latest round of the process in the Senate.
“The $3.06 million price tag for taxpayers of the formal impeachment inquiry so far includes the salaries of 106 congressional employees who largely didn’t attend to normal duties from September through December,” the Daily Signal reports. “It also includes the estimated hourly fees of six lawyers of record for witnesses who appeared during hearings, whether behind closed doors or public.”
However, the final amount is likely much higher, once it’s all said and done.
Some of the things not taken into account are overtime hours for the U.S. Capitol Police, who kept the peace at several impeachment hearings that went long into the evening. Additionally, the $3.06 million doesn’t include things like like “executive branch expenses, travel costs for witnesses, or supplies and materials,” per the Daily Signal.
So not only did Democrats push a politically-unpopular impeachment proceeding, but they spent serious taxpayer money to do so.
It’s possibly the perfect storm for President Donald Trump securing an overwhelming victory in the upcoming November election.