A majority of Americans support impeachment, according to new polling this week, and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said that shows the public isn’t buying President Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories.
The “Morning Joe” co-hosts said public support for impeaching Trump has rapidly shifted, and they warned the president — if he was watching — that his defense isn’t working.
“A lot of fast-moving developments in the push to impeach President Trump, but Joe mentioned the polls.,” Brzezinski said. “A Quinnipiac poll is just the latest to show the majority of Americans now support impeachment, 53 percent. This follows yesterday’s Washington Post poll, which found 58 percent of Americans support the House probe, a 21 point increase since July. Yeesh, that’s a big jump.”
Scarborough said the polls prove that Trump’s screeching about witch hunts hasn’t been effective.
“Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in the House have breathing room,” Scarborough said. “Nobody — nobody can say it’s a political witch hunt when 55, 56, 57, 58 percent of Americans actually support that impeachment inquiry, or if they do call it a witch hunt, it actually just hurts them even more because the majority of Americans want to see this impeachment inquiry move forward on Donald Trump.”
Growing public support will eventually translate into congressional support for impeachment, said co-host Willie Geist.
“All these senators and congressmen and women who have been silent, puzzlingly silent, if it gets to the point in their state or district where their voters,” Geist said, “the people who can re-elect them or not re-elect them have moved on it, that’s when they move. It’s not exactly profiles in courage, but that is the way it works.”
Brzezinski ended the segment for mocking Trump’s apparent cluelessness about the trouble he’s facing.
“President Trump was saying the other day,” she said, “‘I saw my poll numbers went up,’ and it was like, for impeachment, Donald. They’re talking about impeaching you. But he doesn’t watch.”
The real outrage of the Afghanistan war papers that no one wants to talk about
On Monday, December 9, The Washington Post released a confidential trove of 2,000 pages of government documents that revealed that senior U.S. officials repeatedly failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan. They document in detail a practice of lying, deception and whitewashing that covered up unmistakable evidence that the war had no grand plan, no end in sight and no consistent leadership.
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How Michael Bloomberg made life worse for the poor in New York
Death catches us the way we live.
So it was last week in a lower Manhattan subway station that serves the financial district when Shamari Anderson, a homeless 2-year old boy, was struck and killed by an uptown 2 train during the evening holiday rush.
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According to press accounts, his 20-year-old mother was juggling bags from the Dollar Store when she put her son down to fix his clothes. In an instant, the high energy toddler escaped her grasp and was struck by the subway.
New Jersey Republicans not interested in party-jumping Jeff Van Drew as their candidate in 2020: report
According to a report in Politico, Democratic lawmaker Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ) is not being welcomed with open arms by Republicans in his district after word got out that he is planning on switching parties following lobbying from President Donald Trump.
With polling in his district showing he was facing an uphill climb for re-election the Democrat, who is considered fairly conservative and has opposed the impeachment of Trump, is expected to announce the switch soon with reports stating he has already informed his staffers of the imminent move.