Sandra Lawson (50), a Democrat from Burlington, NC, grew up in a nonpracticing Christian family and served in the Army during her college years. After leaving the military, she befriended a rabbi who introduced her to Judaism. She enjoyed going to synagogue and liked the Jewish community, so she decided to convert and ultimately attended rabbinical school. She identifies as queer and lives with her wife.
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Do the impeachment proceedings hurt or improve Trump’s chances for re-election?
I do believe that the impeachment of Trump will hurt his chances for re-election. His poll numbers are really low (they’ve always been low). But Trump could still win especially if we wind up in a war with Iran.
What are your overall thoughts on how the impeachment process has played out so far?
I wish that key members of the Trump administration would have testified and I’m worried that the Senate will not conduct a fair trial.
Are truthfulness and honesty key qualities for you in deciding which presidential candidate to support?
Yes. I believe our current president lies and bends the truth all the time. I would like to see someone in office who is truthful and honest.
Do you believe the candidate(s) you support are honest?
I think so. I believe all the people running for the Democratic nomination are honest or at least more honest than our current president.
Have you decided who to support for the Democratic nomination?
I am still undecided but that will change as the pool of candidates shrinks.