Voters in the Battleground State of Michigan Describe Impeachment as 'Political Theater'

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 5:05 PM
Voters in the Battleground State of Michigan Describe Impeachment as 'Political Theater'

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When Democrats initially launched their partisan impeachment push, they continually claimed it's what the majority of Americans want. As time goes on and they continue to push this one-sided agenda, polling continually reveals that the majority of Americans – regardless of political party – do not want Congress to impeach and remove President Donald Trump. In fact, some lifelong Democratic voters are walking away from the party and plan to vote for Trump in 2020. The reason? They see this for what this is: a farce that's based on hatred of the president, not based on facts or wrongdoing. 

A panel of voters recently sat down with NBC News' Dante Chinni to discuss impeachment. As the camera went around the table, each one of the people said impeachment isn't something that they care about or hear their neighbors talk about. It's not significant in their everyday lives.

"I don't even care about it. It's just noise," Dr. Michael Wittmer, a professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Cornerstone University, explained. "Have you ever recorded a football game but found out the final score before you watched it? You just don't even care. You know what's going to happen. The House will vote [to approve] articles of impeachment. The Senate will probably acquit. And so, it's already baked in. It's not interesting."

Cindy Timmerman, a former chamber of commerce executive, said things are "already a done deal" because we already know how both the House and Senate will vote. 

"We're not hearing people talk about it in my circle. At all," Timmerman said. "Pretty much everyone knows where everyone else stands. You know, they're just not interested or they don't have the time to try to follow it."

Chinni asked the group if people don't care about impeachment because it's "too complicated" to understand. The group seemed to agree that wasn't the case.

"I think it's fairly straightforward," attorney Peter Smit replied. "I think a lot of people see it more as an infomercial politically and it is very different than, like, looking back on the Nixon impeachment, which was really, really grave at the time, and, by the vote, very bipartisan. And this just seems like it really is political theater."

The truth is Democrats are so focused on "being on the right side of history" and being one of the people who "took down Trump" that they don't care about what's best for our nation. They would rather see their country crumble if it means Trump is no longer president. They'd rather see a nation in ruins than Americans prosperous under Trump.