“Congress plans televised hearings on the Capitol attack but voters have forgotten. They’ve been rewarding election deniers,” says outlet.
Polls show voters much more focused on record-high inflation, rising gas prices and high crime.
Bloomberg News opined that voters aren’t interested in the January 6 Capitol protests as Democrats prepare to shift focus onto televised hearings meant to demonize former President Trump and his supporters ahead of the midterm elections.
In a piece called, “Capitol Riot Apologists Go Unpunished as Memories of Horror Fade,” the liberal news outlet complained Sunday that voters are more concerned with crises like record-high inflation, supply chain issues, rising crime, and high gas prices than the Jan. 6 protests that occurred over a year and half ago.
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.
Democratic pollster Joel Benenson warned that Democrats need to stay focused on the top issues on voters’ minds instead of reviving their partisan campaign to demonize 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.
In fact, according to CNN, Republicans have the biggest political advantage over Democrats heading into the midterms in over 80 years as a result of Joe Biden’s terrible policies.
Just how concerned Americans are about Jan. 6 will soon be revealed through the mainstream media’s television ratings as they desperately try to distract from Biden’s failed policies.