In September of 2019, news broke that a whistle-blower revealed that Donald Trump had an inappropriate phone call with a foreign leader. This call later led Nancy Pelosi to call for an impeachment inquiry into the President in the House of Representatives.
Support for the impeachment hearings was split in the beginning, but has since risen to a majority of people in recent polls. A recent CNN poll that showed 51% of Americans supported the removal of Trump from office. On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough wondered if Republicans will listen to the will of the people.
The Morning Joe host had some advice for senators with close 2020 reelection bids. “f you’re in one of these swing states, actually, if you’re in any state, some of these numbers should send a real message to you if you’re a United States senator and you’re trying to figure out whether you want there to be a fair and open trial,” he said.
Scaborough continued, “almost six in ten Americans … believe that he obstructed the investigation, and believe that he abused his power. Think about that. Six in ten Americans. Almost six in ten Americans think the President of the United States abused his power.”
The host closed by asking how Trump gets away with lying. He said of the American people, “they don’t believe him. They know he’s lying. They demand accountability. Will these United States senators on the Republican side of the aisle listen?”