On CNN’s State of the Union, the Trump-Russia drama was discussed, as new revelations broke Friday night that top Trump adviser Jared Kushner might have been angling to create a secret back channel with the Russians. Off go the Democratic collusion alarms and off goes the liberal news media rehashing the Manchurian Candidate-like hysteria. To be clear, Mr. Kushner, a Democrat, has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Nevertheless, he’s a person being looked at by the FBI, which is already a conviction in the eyes of Democrats. Yet, is this a real concern or is this just inside the Beltway melodrama? It’s mostly the latter—and a pro-Sanders Democrat was the one explaining that to Dana Bash.
Former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner, who ran for secretary of state, said that her residents care more about jobs. In Flint, Michigan, those residents care about clean water and why 8,000 people are on the verge of losing their homes—not Russia or the latest news about Mr. Kushner. For the latter part of that remark, those 8,000 are in trouble because they didn’t pay their water bill.
In California, a nurses group is pushing single-payer health care initiatives. Turner said she talked to an African-American baby boomer in Washington D.C. and Russian collusion isn’t on his mind; he feels that both parties are failing. She also spoke to a white union worker from Generation X that is hoping for a third party.
Turner noted that the news media and the D.C. elite are too preoccupied with the Russian collusion allegations. She added that’s not to say it’s an unimportant issue. It needs to be looked into, “but everyday Americans are being left behind because of Russia, Russia, Russia—do we need all 535 members of the Congress to deal with Russia? Can some of them deal with some domestic issues?” she asked.