FOX News reports:
NBC reporter: The ‘challenge’ for Dems is their liberal base isn’t ‘comfortable’ with going back to normal
NBC News Digital senior politics reporter Alex Seitz-Wald offered a blunt assessment of the “challenge” Democrats face as the push to lift COVID restrictions and return to normal continues to pressure liberals across the country.
A swath of Democratic governors announced this week they were lifting their state’s mask mandates in the coming weeks.
However, a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll showed a whopping 65% of Democrats who say it’s “too early to rescind mask mandates,” which is far more than the 43% of overall Americans, including just 20% of Republicans.
“How are these leaders squaring that… the numbers versus the sentiment?” MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson Jackson asked on Wednesday.
“Yeah Hallie, I think these Democratic governors are basically playing to where they think the ball is going to be if not where it is now, Seitz-Wald responded. “They’re kind of trying to get ahead of the inevitable because the trend lines have that a growing number of Americans, including a lot of Democrats, are heading towards if not already at the point of saying ‘You know what? We just have to get back to normal.’”
Watch the video below:
Just an absolutely amazing admission here. An MSNBC reporter notes that the biggest challenge for Democrat governors ending their mask mandates is that liberals have made mask-wearing such an important part of their identity that they might not be able to give it up. pic.twitter.com/LhCp4T279A
— Dan O’Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) February 17, 2022
If Democrats want to continue to isolate in their homes and wear masks, that’s fine.
The rest of the country is ready to move on without them.