In the years since the 2021 insurrection, Republican lawmakers and media have tried to minimize the seriousness of the event and Donald Trump’s role in it. That has become much more difficult since the start of the January 6th committee’s hearings.
And according to a recent poll, some of this new information is sinking in with Republican voters. Joe Scarborough broke down the poll and its meaning during his Monday show.
The host began by going over the poll, which found that 19% of GOP voters think Trump should be charged with a crime over J6. “You look at the number — only 19 percent of Republicans, let’s stop for a second and think about this. In this world of small margins that we play by every election, whether it was 2016 or 2020, let’s just stop for a second and go, oh, wow. Only 19 percent of Republicans think he should be charged with a crime and go to jail. That’s one in five Republicans.”
“Now, I must say, I ran four times and won easily four times. But if one in five of my base thought I should have been charged with a crime and gone to jail, I mean, I would have gone and practiced law a lot earlier. Again, this is starting to resonate, this is starting to sink in. I just — we love to knock around Washington institutions. I’m not saying you, but all of us, we love to talk about how ineffective people in Congress or committees are. This committee has gotten the truth out to the American people, and even at the beginning of the summer, they’re listening. That’s shocking to me.”
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