NBC News went to the voters voting in primary elections in Nevada to see how those “bombshell” January 6 committee hearings with all the live network coverage are being received. The answer is: they’re going nowhere, or in the “opposite direction.” They could be increasing the red wave? The headline:
‘Impeachment No. 3’: Jan. 6 panel isn’t swaying these swing-state Republicans
For some in politically volatile Washoe County, Nevada, the committee has hardened partisan views, spawned more conspiracies or deepened fealty toward Trump.
Natasha Korecki and Adam Edelman reported on Friday: ”NBC News talked to more than two dozen voters in both Washoe and Clark counties — the two most populous in Nevada — and found that the Jan. 6 committee hearings that captivated Washington not only failed to persuade these voters but pushed them in the opposite direction.”
As voters came to the polls “wearing stars-and-stripes socks pulled up to their knees or collecting into small groups to grouse that developing countries had superior election integrity, Republicans were light-years away from granting credibility to the Jan. 6 committee.”
“It might as well be impeachment No. 3 for Donald Trump,” said Judy Cameron, a Reno retiree who had just voted in Nevada’s Republican primaries on Tuesday with her husband. “This is their big push to get Donald Trump off the ballot.”
“It’s all political and designed to try to prevent Donald Trump from running for president again,” said Tom Berenato, a two-time Trump voter and Clark County resident.
He called the Jan. 6 committee flawed because it has “nobody on it with opposing views” to the majority on the panel of Democrats and what he called “anti-Trumpers” like Cheney.
You can believe Biden won the election and that Trump really should have conceded by Christmas in 2020, and still agree with these statements. They are factually true. The Democrats and Cheney are clearly seeking to “get Trump off the ballot,” if not indicted on criminal charges. There is no Republican on the committee that is allowed to question what Speaker Pelosi might have done to prevent the rioters from penetrating the Capitol.
None of this is slowing down the NBC News obsession with January 6 at all. Chuck Todd obsessed on Meet the Press again, pressing Rep. Jamie Raskin from the Left:
MTP spent 26.5 MINUTES on 1/6 today. Chuck Todd asked “What should be the reaction of the attorney general every time the former president does this?”
Raskin: “The attorney general really shouldn’t be reacting to particular provocations by particular politicians or criminals.” pic.twitter.com/ipnMnizYLO
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) June 19, 2022