Brokaw: Impeachment process is making 'eyes glaze over'

Brokaw: Impeachment process is making 'eyes glaze over'
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Former longtime "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw called impeachment hearings of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE "a show on both sides" that makes "American voters’ eyes glaze over."

The remarks came during an interview with Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertYang: I've received about 12 apologies from media networks during campaign Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Bloomberg to appear on 'The Late Show' following next week's Democratic debate MORE on Monday night's edition of the "The Late Show" on CBS.

“I did not actually watch the hearings today," Colbert, a staunch critic of Trump, shared on Monday night.


“I think you do have to keep track of it, but I can also see how it makes the American voters’ eyes glaze over," Brokaw replied.

"Because it doesn’t seem to be anything except a show on both sides," he added. "And I think that’s the really dangerous proposition that we’re dealing with now.”

The perspective comes as Democrats are set to unveil two articles of impeachment against the president on Tuesday that reportedly include abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Brokaw covered the impeachment hearings of then-President Nixon back in 1973 as NBC News White House correspondent. The 79-year-old told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell recently that Democrats lack "the same kind of clarity" of "criminal acts" that existed during Nixon's impeachment.

“The big difference is ... they still don’t have what you would have the goods on this president in terms of breaking the law and being an impeachable target for them," Brokaw said as impeachment proceedings began in November.

"They’re going to start the process but they don’t have the same kind of clarity that the people who were opposed to Richard Nixon had because it was so clear that these were criminal acts he was involved in," he added.

If Trump is impeached in the House, a two-thirds vote will be needed in the Senate, where just 20 GOP members of the chamber would be needed to block a guilty verdict.