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Report: GOP Senators Say Voters Not Impressed by Impeachment Hearings

Several Republican senators responded to last weeks impeachment hearings, saying that their constituents dont care very much.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told The Hill over the weekend that voters in his state are not paying it much attention.

“I just dont think that a lot of my constituents are paying that much attention to it because theyve got lives to lead and other important things to do,” Cornyn said. “I think Washington being a hotbed of politics everybody here is obsessed with it but I dont think the rest of the country is obsessed with it,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said the same.

“Alaskans are not paying much attention to the House impeachment drama,” Murkowski told the news outlet.

“Theyre seeing the headlines in their paper and know that its underway but Ive been checking in with my staff that are working the phone lines, not just here in D.C. but around the state. I check the mail traffic coming in and it is not something that is occupying the waking hours of Alaskans right now,” Murkowski said.

She said her staff is tracking the public hearings and giving her updates.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is interviewed following the GOP weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on July 31, 2018. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“I got a download from yesterday and I will continue to get the highlights,” she said after the first two State Department officials, George Kent and Bill Taylor, offered their testimonies.

Several days ago, more GOP senators indicated that they wouldnt be watching the public hearings, saying they have other items of business to take care of.

“Im going to be paying attention to what were doing in the Senate,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), reported The Associated Press. “Ill be doing something else,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.Read More – Source

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