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Taft, a small oil town two hours northwest of Los Angeles, sits in Kern County, which, in 2016, went to Donald Trump in a big way. With its 9,400 or so people, it feels a world away from the impeachment drama in the nation’s capital.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-11-10/trump-country-taft-california-impeachment 

Impeachment doesn’t naturally come up in conversations, even as the House inquiry of President Trump heats up and hearings with key witnesses are about to go public.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-11-10/trump-country-taft-california-impeachment 

Taft sits atop one of the largest oil reserves in North America, a collection of underground petroleum lakes stretching for dozens of miles west of Bakersfield. The president and fossil fuels are regarded as good things here.  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-11-10/trump-country-taft-california-impeachment 

Taft may be conservative, “oil field strong” and proudly pro-Trump, but that doesn’t get in the way of residents supporting each other in day-to-day life.

Read more from @tyrone_beason:  https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-11-10/trump-country-taft-california-impeachment 


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