From: The Stream

What to take from a breathless year in US politics?

Our US immigrant townhall panel joins us again to consider 12 months of intrigue and division.

It’s been a tumultuous year in US politics, from the steady stream of surprises coming out of the White House to partisan tensions over arch-conservative Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

Whether news reports cover President Donald Trump’s family separation policy, his unconventional relations with traditional world allies, or the low-level hum of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into election interference by Russia, millions of Americans have grown used to two or three very different major political stories competing for their attention every day.

In the second part of our special townhall with immigrants to the US and their family members, we asked for their thoughts on a breathless year in politics.

On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Jesse Singh @jasdipsingh2
Founder, American Sikhs for Trump

Genie Nguyen @genienguyen
President, Voice of Vietnamese Americans

Anthony Segura @anthonyabqnm
Veteran and NRA pistol instructor.

Mayra Campos Segura @maedcace
Patient Educator

AJ Siddiqui

Sana Siddiqui @sana24siddiqui
Graduate Student  

Saba Ahmed @SabaRMC
President, Republican Muslim Coalition

Read more:
“We’ll be further apart as a country”: Trump, the midterm elections, and why the really crazy times may just be beginning – New Yorker
‘The guardrails are off’: Trump takes aggressive moves he resisted before elections – Washington Post