Thoughts & Essays

Impeachment polls & news

The impeachment marches on.

Senators can barely be bothered to pretend to pay attention, and apparently they’re sneaking out on the regular. Other reports have had them caught doing crosswords, chatting and wandering around when they’re not supposed to, and skipping out for live interviews on Fox News.

I tried to work up some ire about this apparent lack of interest in the impeachment trial, but I couldn’t manage it. The fix is in, everyone knows it. I guess the only thing I’m really mad about is that they’re so blatant and in-our-faces about how seriously they aren’t taking this.

A few things to know…

  • According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that came out yesterday, about 44% of US adults think Trump should be removed from office. Another 15% think he should get a formal congressional censure, and 31% said the charges should be dismissed. (Reuters)
  • Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center says that 51% of Americans was the Senate to convict Trump and remove him from office. (Pew Research Center)
  • An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll says, among other interesting things, that 69% percent of the public thinks witnesses should be allowed to testify at the impeachment trial. (AP)
  • Trump’s freaking out. He tweeted roughly a billion times yesterday. Actually about 140 times, not counting retweets, I think, which is a record high tweet day for him. That’s what our tax money is buying us, folks. The average user tweets about 5 times a day, for reference. (LA Times)
  • Apocalyptic evangelicals are big Trump fans because they think he’s going to bring on the Biblical armageddon. So that’s reassuring. (Mother Jones)

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