Chris Matthews says On the impeachment proceedings: “People are much more interested in this trial than the horse race right now."
During the network's impeachment coverage, Matthews took a moment to "put it all together" between the ongoing Senate trial and the 2020 presidential race, pointing to the recent surge of Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., in the latest polls out of Iowa and New Hampshire. "Bernie's rising. Bernie's gonna do very well -- I've been saying this for two weeks. He's gonna win the first couple. He's rising," Matthews began. "That's telling the Republicans they've got a good shot at re-electing this president whether they like him or not. They're facing a future of hell if they go to war with Trump right now." The "Hardball" host then pointed to the "20,000 people" who attended Trump's rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Tuesday night, which he called "some incredible show." "I've talked to somebody about Pennsylvania who knows a lot about Pennsylvania ... registration is going th