This should be no surprise to anyone. Rep. Ted Deutch admitted that Democrats postponed the vote on impeachment because they wanted to maximize the television exposure. From the Blaze:
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told CNN on Friday that instead of having the vote late Thursday night when no one was paying attention, the committee wanted to maximize the number of potential viewers by pushing it until Friday morning. The Thursday night hearing lasted nearly until midnight.
“We went into [Thursday] thinking we were going to vote yesterday also, but my Republican colleagues offered amendment after amendment and it was clear that this was going to go well into the night, and this is the most consequential vote most members of Congress will ever cast. The American people deserve to see it. It ought to take place in the light of day,” Deutch said.
Here’s the video:
And no wonder. Things are really turning for the Democrats on impeachment. The ratings are down, the polls show that Americans are losing interest and Democrats are losing support for the controversial accusations.
Of course Deutch characterized it as wanting members to really take it seriously:
“This is the most important thing we’re going to do in the committee. Of course, we shouldn’t rush it,” Deutch continued. “So we decided to go home, take a break and come back and actually have this vote today after everyone has had an opportunity to think about what they heard over the past two days about the president’s abuse of power and then the obstruction of Congress that led us to this moment to begin with.”
Sure. The whole thing is a complete circus, and I think they’re trying to close it up quick because they know the longer it drags on the worse it gets for Democrats….