Journalists’ Roundtable: Jan. 6 hearing

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It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for this week’s Journalists’ Roundtable. Joining us for discussion of this week’s topics:

  • Bob Christie of The Associated Press
  • Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic and
  • Mary Jo Pitzl of the Arizona Republic and

This week’s topics include:

  • The start of the Jan. 6 hearings
  • A leaked draft of the state budget concerns Arizona lawmakers
  • District judge rules mail-in voting constitutional
  • Frank Atwood execution

January 6th Hearings

“Well I think anyone who watched it with an open mind would have to say that it was a significant thing that the committee produced some pretty compelling evidence.” – Laurie Roberts

Does this Change Anything?

“If you are a news consumer who has an open mind and aren’t overly political and watched the riot that unfolded, you already have a pretty solid understanding that this was un-American and just nuts. If you’re a hardcore Republican Trump supporter, you’re not going to have you mind changed.” – Bob Christie

Does this hearing do anything to help the Democrats or does it help the Republicans?

“I don’t think either one because I think the overarching issues this year is going to be my pocketbook: what do I have to pay for gas, what am I paying at the grocery store; inflation is just eating away any chance the Democrats have in my opinion to keep the House.” – Laurie Roberts

“I don’t think this will change much for the Democrats, we’ll see as the other rest of the hearings play out but it could change for the Republicans in terms of how much those candidates who are tightly aligned with Donald Trump. You know this was not a good look for the president. There are other choices out there in races all up and down the ballot.” – Mary Jo Pitzl

If you want to find out more about this Journalists’ Roundtable, tune into PBS to hear the full interview or head over to our website.

Mary Jo Pitzl, The Arizona Republic and
Laurie Roberts, The Arizona Republic and
Bob Christie, The Associated Press

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