The partisan divide over impeachment is solidifying after two weeks of public hearings. How to people who watch and hear the same testimony come away with completely opposite conclusions? The answer is complex but can be partly boiled down to the tribalism in current American politics amplified by partisan media outlets like Fox News. The rest can be laid at the feet of the politicians themselves. Democrats are making a constitutional argument for impeachment. Republicans are making a political argument against impeachment.
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If the impeachment heads to a trial, how will it impact the 2020 presidential race? Nearly half the field could be wrapped up in the trial. From Democratic Senators to Biden himself, it may pull them away from the campaign field. How does this benefit Pete Buttigieg or multi-billionaire Michael Bloomberg? Jason Mathews, an adjunct political science instructor at Bismarck State College and for the University of North Dakota’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute joined me on my KFGO radio show, “Afternoons Live” to discuss impeachment and the Democratic primary.
Jason Mathews is an adjunct political science instructor at Bismarck State College and for the University of North Dakota’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.