Discussing the impeachment in Lexington

Posted at 5:09 PM, Dec 18, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The division over impeachment goes beyond Washington.

The debate has even penetrated walls at businesses that are normally an escape.

Just like most voters identify as either Democrat or Republican, there are two types of customers at Ashland Barber Shop.

"Some people you can kind of tell, they sit down with a magazine or something that they don't want to talk," said Thomas Cremeans. "Some will sit down and you can't hardly get a word in yourself."

Cremeans tries to keep any conversation away from politics and religion.

"For some guys, it's the only quiet part of their day," said Cremeans.

But, even in the barber shop, they're listening to what's happening on Capitol Hill.

"Impeachment, that's only the third time it's happened in the government history, in U.S. history," said Cremeans. "So, it's kind of hard not to pay attention to what's going on."

"And I think every American should pay attention to what's going on with this. Because it'll affect all of us eventually," said Richard Cremeans.

While getting his regular trim, Mark McCormick lamented for simpler times for healthier political discourse.

"And I've lived through divided eras before, but it doesn't seem like you can talk to folks whose opinions are different," said McCormick.

As the clippings hit the floor, the conversation turned to something more familiar and uniting.

"It's basketball season, so there's always another topic of conversation," McCormick said.

Even in divided times, no matter your political background or religious background, at least True Blue fans have their love for the Cats.