Top 2020 candidates will be stuck in Washington because of the impeachment trial

Vox | Jan 17, 2020 at 12:50 PM
  • The Iowa caucuses are happening in a little over two weeks, and they’re on a collision course with a certain event that’s expected to keep several top candidates stuck in Washington: President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
  • Biden and Buttigieg, the other two frontrunners, are able to operate without the constraint of impeachment timing — and can instead traverse these states to talk with voters about issues like health care, climate change, and the economy.
  • Selzer’s poll found impeachment coming in dead last in issues Iowa caucus-goers thought were “extremely important”; climate change and health care were tied for first.