The Trump-Russia probe is a "running joke" between Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) and fellow Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL).
Himes made the comment on a Tuesday morning appearance with MSNBC's Morning Joe while making a point about how their constituents don't care about Russia.
When asked by the Washington Post's Robert Costa why Democrats aren't campaigning on the Russia probe, Himes had this to say:
HIMES: “…Here’s the thing. My good friend [Dem Rep.] Cheri Bustos who represents a very tough district in Illinois, we have sort of a running joke going in the mornings, which is, she’s got a district very different from mine and I represent Fairfield County, Connecticut. She’s in the heartland in a distinct that we need to figure out how to win again. Every Monday morning when I see Cheri and we come up there’s a little bit of laughter and she says, ‘you know what? My constituents are still not asking me about Russia.
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) admits Trump-Russia probe is running joke with fellow Democrat lawmaker, says voters never ask about it. pic.twitter.com/7rQD3NVGF7— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 6, 2018
Himes says that American are worried about "kitchen table issues," and that Democrats will "pay a cost at the polls" if they can't understand this.
“A case that is made here inside the Beltway rarely I think has a lot of resonance to middle-class families sitting around in small towns in Ohio and Michigan,” he said.
Wrap it up
One of the key Democrats behind the Trump-Russia push has been Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who recently admitted on The View that no evidence of Russian collusion exists.
Rep. Adam Schiff conceded Thursday there is still no evidence President Trump or his campaign colluded with Russia to win the election, and made a point of distancing himself from any charges of treason against the president. -The Federalist
Considering that no collusion has been found during nearly two years of ongoing investigations, and the Russian "Troll farm" from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's February indictment turns out to have bought most of their Facebook ads after the election (and didn't favor a particular candidate) - the Russia "witch hunt" as President Trump calls it is quickly becoming a national embarrassment.
Even former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thinks it's time to stick a fork in the Russia investigation.
Condoleezza Rice To Adam Schiff On Russia Investigation: "Wrap It Up...The Country Needs To Get Back To Business." pic.twitter.com/mzmU14kdMO— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 1, 2018
But hey, maybe tone-deaf Democrats will continue to robotically parrot the Russia narrative through Midterms and again in 2020, while increasingly turned off voters will continue to see through this national embarrassment designed to preserve Hillary Clinton's halo.