Impeachment in the Age of Distraction: “People Aren’t Paying Attention”

“The division in this country is actually getting to a point where it is threatening our democracy,” says Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

The public testimony yesterday from William Taylor and George Kent gave Americans an inside look into an important part of the impeachment inquiry. To talk about what this means and what we can expect from Marie Yovanovitch, who was the US ambassador to Ukraine between August 2016 and May of 2019, Detroit Today’s Stephen Henderson is joined by a few different people with different opinions about the matter. 

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Laura Weber Davis/WDET

Ron Fournier, president of the Truscott Rossman PR firm, former publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business and the former Associated Press Washington bureau chief.

John Truscott, CEO, Truscott Rossman and former press secretary for Gov. John Engler.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Dearborn representing Michigan’s 12th Congressional District.

“Democrats have to be careful where they tread because they do not know what’s around the corner,” says Truscott about the impeachment inquiry. Meanwhile, as Dingell says, “one of the tactics Republicans are using is to elevate their voices, to scream and I don’t know what that is accomplishing.”

In the historical sense, Dingell says “the Republicans turned as they got more information and they told the president [Nixon] he needed to resign. So this getting the facts and having the American people see a transparent process matters.”

Click on the player above to listen to our panel and callers debate the President’s impeachment.


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