Chuck Todd, being his usual loathsome self, was really trying hard to get Amy Klobuchar to pressure weak Republicans in the Senate on impeachment:
Newsbusters included NBC’s Lester Holt and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in this clip, but honestly it was Chuck Todd who stood out to me more than the others. Here’s what he said:
Senator, whenever there is a stalemate in the Senate, you’re usually among the group of senators that tries to find a gang to break it up, right? I know that that is your thing. Well, this is one of those moments….I know you’re having conversations. Have any of them turned into negotiations?
“You know how to read these guys, you know how to read them on the other side,” Todd declared. He hoped for any sign of cracks in the GOP opposition to witnesses: “Are you getting a sense that there’s some of these more independent-minded senators that are ready to like, ‘Oh, can’t we cut a deal!’?”
Klobuchar argued: “I just see them looking guilty, looking concerned about the evidence that’s coming forward…”
You really have to see the video to get how much Chuck Todd was pouring it on. You could tell he really, really wanted Klobuchar to get a gang of Republicans on her side against impeachment.
And he’s supposed to be one of NBC’s hard news guys. Pathetic!