Podcast: Bernick and Schott on politics #323

Bob Bernick and Bryan Schott run down the who, what, when, where, why, how and if of the last week in Utah politics.

President Donald Trump’s approval rating in Utah is underwater (just barely), but a majority of Utahns don’t believe Trump’s claims that the Obama administration wiretapped him during the 2016 campaign. Will Utahns reverse course on their attitudes about Trump?

Three of the leading Republicans in the state, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and GOP Chairman James Evans have gone all-in for Trump.

Will there be any jobs left in the Trump administration after Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner takes all of them?

Democrat Scott Howell is hinting he wants to take on Sen. Orrin Hatch a third time.

Speaking of Hatch, he’s probably going to wait a while to announce whether he will or won’t run for another term in 2018, which will keep potential rivals on the sideline.

Republicans in the Senate deploy the “nuclear option” to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, but is it really a big deal?

Plus, our weekly feature, “Holy crap! Trump did what?” But, this time it’s something good (kinda).