Was Congressman Devin Nunes of Tulare intimately involved in getting a foreign government — Ukraine — to dig up dirt on President Trump's political opponents? Does it matter to supporters even if he was?
As the Central Valley Republican's role in the matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry continues to be investigated, the answer to that second question appears to be a resounding no.
"Probably more lying media BS," Tulare resident Gary Mussen said. "They’ve been proven wrong every step of the way."
The latest revelation involves text messages that apparently show Nunes and his staff were aware of and part of the president's efforts to pressure Ukrainian prosecutors to get damaging information about Vice President Joe Biden and the 2016 U.S. election.
Voters could ask Nunes about that, or even what he's doing to better their lives in California's 22nd district, but he hasn't attended election forums or local town halls for more than a decade. And his office hasn't returned letters, phone calls, emails and faxes inviting him to attend an end-of-month primary election forum co-sponsored by the Tulare County League of Women Voters, the Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register, and several other groups.
Expect Nunes to win another re-election bid.