Have Democrats lost the public’s support for impeachment? I don’t think they really had it to begin with. However, as Fox New host Tucker Carlson pointed out on Monday during Tucker Carlson Tonight, they certainly do not have it now.
“Democrats have been talking about impeachment since the very day that Trump was inaugurated, but until recently, no one here in Washington took that idea very seriously,” Carlson said, “Suddenly, we had impeachment hearings playing out live on TV. Nobody explained why. Looking back, what exactly happened? Well, part of the answer is that Democrats were simply responding to their own cheerleaders on cable news.”
“It’s a national emergency and if they don’t impeach, Democrats … will abdicate their solemn constitutional responsibility. Democrats literally have no choice but to undo the 2016 election,” he continued, “That’s what the hair hats on TV — the men who wear makeup and yell at their assistants — were telling Democratic leaders night after night, after night.”
“They spent two weeks telling you that Donald Trump is a criminal,” Carlson added. “And by the end, more people sympathized with Donald Trump.”
He then spoke about how recent polls have shown that Americans aren’t interested in the impeachment inquiry as much as they are concerned with other issues going on in our country. Then he put CNN President Jeff Zucker on blast.
“How did Democrats miss them? Well, because they only talk to each other. This is what happens when you let Jeff Zucker run your political party,” Carlson declared, “You start to imagine that the CNN primetime lineup somehow speaks for America rather than for a tiny, out-of-touch little part of it.”
Carlson also noted that even House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., appeared to hedge on impeachment this Sunday on CNN.
“Do you think President Trump should be impeached?” Jake Tapper asked Schiff on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I want to discuss this with my constituents and my colleagues before I make a final judgment on it,” Schiff responded.
“He’s going to prayerfully consider it over the holiday weekend. Just alone, just in some reflection. That’s Adam Schiff’s position,” Carlson conclu “In other words, it’s over. Democrats lost.”