Trump Approval Ratings Remain High With Area Politicians
WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald J. Trump is riding high in the polls this week despite the impeachment inquiry being in the news as it ended Wednesday when the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him of all charges brought against him by the House. Rasmussen Reports reported that Trump’s approval rating was 48 percent, the same approval rating President Barrack Obama had at the same duration into his presidency.
Trump’s popularity has never risen above 53 percent in the Rasmussen poll, but he is popular with politicians around here.
Congressman Mike Conaway praised Trump’s State of the Union speech delivered Tuesday night.
“President Trump’s address showcased his optimism for America’s future and commitment to putting our nation and citizens first. Tonight, he celebrated the successes of the last three years and called on Members of Congress to put aside their partisan animosities and join him in creating an even better tomorrow,” Conaway said in a prepared statement.
“President Trump’s pro-growth policies have fostered a strong American economy that is exceeding all expectations. Americans are safer, thanks to his administration’s focus on increasing our military strength and readiness. And President Trump is delivering on his promise to our nation’s farmers and ranchers with two historic trade deals that expand market access for American agriculture and provide additional certainty for our farm families.
“I support the President’s forward-looking vision and optimism for a stronger America, and call on my colleagues in Congress to work with him to bolster our strong economy, protect U.S. national security, and make life easier for our working families back home,” Conaway concluded.
The next day, the Senate voted to acquit Trump on two charges the House made against him. The first article of impeachment alleged that Trump used the power of the presidency for his personal advantage. Every Republican except Senator Mitt Romney of Utah voted against it, and it failed 52-48. The second article alleged Trump obstructed congress. Even Romney said no, and that charge was batted down 53-47.
Conaway, who sat through much of the impeachment hearings while sitting on the House Intelligence Committee where Rep. Adam Schiff led the charge against the president, had a front row seat to the Democrats’ maneuvers to impeach Trump.
“Democrats have been working to overturn the 2016 election and oust President Trump from office since the day he was elected, and they have subjected Americans to their ridiculous tirade each step of the way. When their claims that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election were proven false by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and then again by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, they pivoted their focus to the President’s dealings in Ukraine,” said Conaway.
“For months now, Congress has been consumed with a baseless, partisan impeachment effort rife with calculated, political motivations and blatant lies. Today’s vote in the Senate affirms that at no point were we presented with any evidence to prove the President has done anything to warrant removal from office.
“Democrats have not only done a serious disservice to the American people by neglecting their duties in favor of partisan whims – they have forever damaged the credibility of the U.S. Congress by turning impeachment into a political tool,” he said.
Conaway announced last August that he was not seeking another term as the 11th Congressional District’s representative. There are 10 candidates running to replace the retiring Conaway. One of them, J. Ross Lacy, a Republican candidate, especially took issue with Sen. Mitt Romney’s decision to vote for convicting the president.
“The witch hunt is finally over and President Trump is vindicated. Ever since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, sore-loser Democrats have been staging an attempted coup to overthrow our President. I'm outraged that another sore loser, Senator Mitt Romney – who was too weak to beat Barack Obama in 2012 and is forever bitter he will never be President – voted with the Democrats in favor of impeachment. Mitt Romney is a disgrace who should resign immediately, and be expelled from the Republican Party. As your Congressman, I will stand with President Trump to keep America great and drain the swamp, starting with RINOs like Mitt Romney,” Lacy said in a statement.
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