Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Jan. 13, 2021

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Jan. 13, 2021

Disconnect
 
There’s a New York Times report floating around that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell feels that President Trump has committee impeachable offenses…and that Senate Republicans who take that stand can sort of cleanse themselves of the President moving forward, which will make it better for them politically. The Times also is reporting that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has asked his colleagues if he should urge the President to resign…and apparently is open to supporting a move to censure the President.
 
That’s all designed to help them politically, of course. Has very little if anything to do with principles.
 
But to show you, again, just how out of touch the swamp monsters are, a Gallup Poll…for what any poll is worth…shows that the approval rating for Congress right now is a whopping 15 percent overall.
 
Another poll suggests that 60 percent of Americans…of all political stripes…believe impeachment is a waste of money and time—and that 77 percent wish Congress was spending its time on coronavirus-related issues, not impeachment.
 
Now, some Republican House members say they’ll support impeachment. But a poll shows that 80 percent of GOP voters in battleground states say they will be less likely to vote for a Republican who supports impeachment.
 
Politicians will do what they do…but it again explains why Trump was elected to begin with…they’re horribly out of touch with voters.