House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) capitalized instantly on the outrage following the January 6th Capitol riots by forcing a second impeachment resolution through the House.
A month later, just as the Senate is about to take up the impeachment trial, it appears that Americans are no longer interested in focusing on impeaching an executive that has already exited office — placing Democrats in a difficult position in regard to their cherished cause.
According to a new poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research this week, less than half of Americans surveyed agreed that Donald Trump should be convicted of charges of inciting the riot.
The AP noted:
Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that Trump bears at least a moderate amount of responsibility for the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including half who say he bears a great deal or quite a bit. Just over a third say he bears little to no responsibility.
Most Republicans absolve him of guilt, but about 3 in 10 think he bears at least a moderate amount of blame for the events.
Fewer Americans, 47%, believe the Senate should vote to convict Trump after his impeachment trial, which begins next week. Another 40% say he should not be convicted, and 12% aren’t sure. Trump last month became the first president in the nation’s history to be impeached twice by the House, but it appears unlikely Democrats will have enough votes to convict him in the upper chamber.
The AP chalked the shocking numbers up to Donald Trump’s “monthslong disinformation campaign,” despite Trump’s almost complete silence post-inauguration.
Americans just want to move on. After all, Democrats promised that electing Joe Biden would be the end of the continual chaos and strife that characterized US politics for the last four years.
Immediately after securing the win, Democrat leaders want the nation to once again focus on the ousted Trump instead of moving forward. Regardless of your political slant, it’s getting very tired.
Not only are Americans exhausted with the constant battling against Trump, but the likelihood of the Senate voting to convict Trump is almost nil — a well-known fact — making the virtue-signaling about “holding Trump accountable” even more empty and tiresome.
Democrats hold historically slim margins of power in both the Senate and the House — wasting time and energy on a lost impeachment cause and holding Americans hostage — once again — in their quest to attack Trump is not likely to convince voters to shore up Democrat power.