NBC's Holt on impeachment: 'This will only get uglier'

NBC's Holt on impeachment: 'This will only get uglier'
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NBC anchor Lester Holt said Thursday that the battle over impeachment is likely to get uglier, creating new challenges for the news media.
 
During a rare commentary on "NBC Nightly News," Holt said the nation's political divide is likely to widen over impeachment. He then said the "collective challenge" that those at his program vow to do every night is to demand nothing short of the truth.
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“If history is any guide this will only get uglier. And louder. And yes, further leach at this country’s political divide,” Holt said. “Which makes our collective challenge even more important: To listen. To ask. To examine the facts and demand nothing short of the truth. That’s what we endeavor to do here every night. And will continue to do as this story unfolds.”
 
President TrumpDonald John TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days MORE and Republicans have blasted the mainstream media for helping Democrats with an impeachment inquiry. Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline MORE (Calif.), the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, on Thursday criticized Democrats and their "media assets."
 
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released on Thursday shows 49 percent of Americans surveyed approve of the impeachment proceedings, while 46 percent disapprove. Five percent said they were unsure.