Washington Examiner reporter Kelly Cohen’s reaction in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was exactly what many expected from the blockbuster report on the investigation of the FBI. The problem is that Cohen was actually responding to something most DC citizens consider far, far more serious: the stepping down of the Washington Capitals head coach Barry Trotz.
Cohen’s reaction came to a friend’s text message around 3 pm when the announcement was made. While Cohen, 27, was largely unfazed by hours of discussing the alleged deep state conspiracy to destroy American democracy, the Trotz announcement proved too much. Sen. Leahy must have had a moment of relief that he had connected with one member of the media: Cohen video
The reaction may capture the view of millions of Americans. Polls indicate that citizens are tuning out much of the controversies. Trump’s polling numbers are up. Diehard Democrats and Republicans on either end of the political spectrum are outraged but there appears a vast middle of waning interest. That is not to say that Cohen is disinterested. She is supposed to maintain her composure but few would expect a Caps fan to remain stoic in the face of such news. In other words, politics is politics but this is hockey.
All I can say is “Go Hawks.”