As Democrats prepare televised hearings for January 6th, they face a major dilemma amongst voters.
They’re losing interest in the Democrat political witch-hunt.
The J6 Committee has already come under fire for its leaks and false information. With these televised hearings, Democrats will certainly take their lies to the masses with their political theatre.https://t.co/8B0R2fg7eC
— Dan Kauffman (@kentuckydan) June 8, 2022
— Slap Happy Sister (@EnBolden2) June 7, 2022
More Americans don’t care about what happened on J6 and have other matters to worry about ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Polls show voters are much more focused on record-high inflation and gas prices.
And Bloomberg News complained that nobody cares about January 6th anymore.
The mainstream outlet wants every opportunity to demonize President Trump and his supporters ahead of the midterm elections.
But the catastrophic damage created by the Biden Administration is shifting more voters’ attention to the economy, crime, and supply chain issues.
The liberal outlet on Sunday complained about the lack of J6 interest in a piece titled, “Capitol Riot Apologists Go Unpunished as Memories of Horror Fade.”
As Congress prepares for a series of televised hearings on the assault starting Thursday, polls show the Republican party is on track to make big gains in midterm elections despite fielding candidates who embrace the false narrative of election fraud that fueled the riot and shun efforts to investigate the attack.
Much of that is driven by the highest inflation in 40 years, soaring gasoline prices and President Joe Biden’s slumping approval ratings. But in some of the early primary races, candidates who dispute the presidential election outcome are winning Republican primaries. Doug Mastriano, who won the party’s nomination for Pennsylvania governor in a landslide, attended the rally that preceded the riot and has called for decertifying the state’s 2020 election results. Representative Ted Budd of North Carolina, who voted against certifying Biden’s election, beat a well-known former governor for the Senate nomination by more than 30 percentage points. Other candidates, including in key races in Georgia, were defeated by opponents who defended the vote counting in their state.
“The fact that it wasn’t a game-changing moment is pretty remarkable,” Julian Zelizer, a Princeton University presidential historian, said. “It’s historically pretty hard to believe.”
Less than a year after the attack, a poll showed more than half of Republican voters opposed continuing to identify and prosecute the people who carried it out. The few Republicans politicians who criticized Trump and his allies immediately after the riot have mostly remained silent. Some have decided to retire from Congress.
Even Democratic pollster Joel Benenson warned Democrats to stay focused on top issues instead of reviving the partisan attack on Republicans.
“We’re a year and a half removed” from the Capitol protests. “That is not the dinner-table conversation anywhere in America,” Benenson said.
Bloomberg News also pointed out that voters have been “rewarding election deniers” rather than punishing them at the ballot box, citing GOP primary elections such as gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s win in Pennsylvania.
“I really think politically it’s a dead issue for most voters,” said Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Penn.). “There’s immediate problems they’re facing. Kitchen table issues. And that’s what I’m picking up when I’m back in the district. Literally no one is talking to me about Jan. 6.”
This comes as the Democrat-run January 6 House Select Committee readies a highly-produced spate of televised hearings over the Capitol riot and Trump’s role therein beginning Thursday.
But recent polls reflect Bloomberg News’ warning that voters deeply disapprove of the Biden administration and are far more preoccupied with trying to make ends meet in the increasingly inflationary environment.