Television hosts from a major commercial broadcaster were surprised to find voters from three states thought the president did nothing wrong, and the continuing impeachment inquiry was unnecessary on Nov. 3.
A segment from “Meet the Press” on NBC News showed host Chuck Todd and National Review Editor Rich Lowry appeared to be speechless and a bit shocked, after hearing voters from Minnesota, New Hampshire, and South Carolina unable to fault Donald Trump’s work in the Oval Office and even questioned the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
“We went out and tried to find some voters, guys, to talk about impeachment,” Todd can be heard saying on the video posted to Twitter. “We had to bring it up to them.”
Less than one year from the 2020 presidential election Hutchinson, Minnesota local Jim Baird slammed the impeachment investigation as a “waste of time.”
“I think it’s a waste of time and they’re a bunch of little kids fighting and not accomplishing what the hell they are elected for,” Baird said on Oct. 31.
Manchester, New Hampshire local Gray Chynoweth also expressed his view that elected representatives should act according to the law.
“I think we have a system of checks and balances,” Chynoweth said on Nov. 1. “The way it should work is that the House [of Representatives] and the Senate should do what is set out in the Constitution.”
Pendleton, South Carolina Voter Tracy Veillette confirmed she was fully aware of allegations made against the president and thought his phone call with the Ukrainian government was completely fine.
“It was absolutely appropriate,” Veillette said on Nov. 1. “I read the [relevant] document and there was absolutely nothing concerning to me from one president to another.”
Lowry, who appeared to be surprised by these sentiments, quickly explained “Helene, these were in the early states.”
“People out there don’t talk about impeachment a lot at any events,” he said according to the Daily Wire. “It doesn’t come up.”
New York Times Pentagon Correspondent Helene Cooper, who also appeared to be surprised by the responses, could only say, “Yeah, yeah they are.”
Conservative movement Turning Point USA used the opportunity to mock the inquiry on social media.
“Voters on impeachment [call it a] ‘waste of time’ [and there is] ‘nothing concerning’ with Ukraine call,” Turning Point USA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson said on Twitter. “Election day is in a year. Keep it up Democrats.”
One of the latest Emerson polls showed Iowa voters are not very worried about the continuing impeachment inquiry.
“The most important issue for voters in Iowa in deciding for whom to vote for president is the economy at 33 percent, followed by health care at 19 percent and social issues at 10 percent,” the poll found. “Impeachment ranked seven out of nine at 6 percent, ahead of education at 5 percent and foreign policy at 3 percent.”
Among Democrats, the most important issue is health care at 25 percent, followed by the economy at 17 percent and the environment at 14 percent.
“The majority of Republicans [55 percent] identify the economy as the most important issue, followed by immigration at 14 percent,” the poll found. “Independents are split between the economy [27 percent] and health care [24 percent].”
The White House maintains Trump is innocent and the Democrats are just using the probe to change the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
“The president has done nothing wrong, and the Democrats know it,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement obtained by the Daily Wire. “The Democrats have decided their desire to overturn the outcome of the 2016 election allows them to conduct a so-called impeachment inquiry that ignores the fundamental rights guaranteed to every American.”