President Donald Trump still has the support of many Republicans in Tennessee. That’s amid the impeachment inquiry currently going on in Washington, D.C.
62-year-old James Lively, a retired factory worker living in Murfreesboro, is one of them.
He has been paying attention to the impeachment hearings, but he doesn’t think much of them.
He called the investigation a “witch hunt,” a term also used by Trump. Lively said the Democratic Party is doing this to gain momentum as we get closer to the 2020 elections.
“Because they know the young ignorant voters, don’t know any better and are easily persuaded,” Lively said.
But, Lively says, none of this will make him change his vote.
“I’m going to vote for the most conservative I can vote for,” Lively said. “It’s going to be Trump.”
Security company owner Anthony Wiggins considers himself fiscally conservative. He told WPLN the president has made some mistakes.
But, he said in the current investigations regarding bribery, no evidence presented so far has been convincing.
“If there’s a smoking gun, yeah, then impeach him, get him out, because we don’t want a criminalist [sic] president,” Wiggins said. “But, if everything is hearsay— God knows I wouldn’t want to be on trial just for hearsay.”
Wiggins says that, for now, he’ll vote for Trump in 2020.
You can watch a live stream of the impeachment hearings at wpln.org or listen at 90.3 WPLN FM.