Axelrod: Dem Voters ‘Ready to Move On’ From Impeachment

Axelrod: Dem Voters ‘Ready to Move On’ From Impeachment

January 27, 2020

Friday on CNN’s OutFront, commentator David Axelrod expressed his alarm that a focus group of Democrat voters at the Institute of Politics in the University of Chicago told him “We’re ready to move on” from the impeachment trial of President Trump.

“[I]t was chilling to hear them talk about this. Because impeachment didn’t even come up, no one volunteered it for 80 minutes into the focus group, and we’re right in the middle of the trial,” Axelrod said.

“When it came up, they said, you know, ‘It’s terrible what he did, the case has been proven, but we know how it’s going to turn out. So, we’re not really that interested. We’re ready to move on.’” He went on to say he thinks that Trump and the GOP Senators are counting on that weariness to enable them to survive the impeachment process. “And it’s a cynical calculation, but it might not be the wrong calculation.”

Those voters “know how it’s going to turn out” because they know the Democrats don’t have a case against Trump, and that impeachment will die in the Senate.

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