At least he is asking

Our guy in Washington, Rep. Glen Grothman, is asking some of his constituents if President Trump should be impeached. In an email he sent today, Grothman, a Republican, wrote 

“This past week, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats voted to continue impeachment proceedings and open an official impeachment inquiry on President Trump. While many Democrats have openly supported this inquiry, the idea received bipartisan opposition on the House floor with every Republican Member of Congress voting against the measure.”

Grothman then included a graphic that when clicked took people to the survey form. Note that you are given only two options: Yes or No. There is no other option and there is no opportunity to explain your vote or position. In other words, you can’t say, “I support the impeachment inquiry, but want additional information before deciding if he should be impeached.”

Why only two options? The inquiry is continuing. Why ask his constituents to make a premature, singular choice?

The answer is obvious. Grothman, always a strong supporter of Trump (just check his voting record) is buying into the Republican strategy that relies on shallow surveys like this to suggest that voters are opposed to the impeachment.  If you really want to take the survey, you can do so here. But why?

Rep. Grothman concluded the email with the following:

“As your Congressman, I’m here to serve you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to my offices in Fond du Lac and Washington. If you enjoyed this newsletter be sure to forward it to your family and friends so they can stay informed on what I’m doing in Washington and the Sixth District.