Romney Adds Fuel to Democrat Outrage Over Trump Ukraine Phone Call
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is joining Democrats in demanding answers to a whistleblower complaint that charges President Trump pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate 2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, regarding his business dealings in the country.
The whistleblower claims during a July phone conversation, President Trump pressured the Ukraine president to investigate Hunter Biden and the president used U.S. aid as leverage.
Romney promptly commented on the accusation that President Trump pressured President Zelensky.
If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 22, 2019
Romney continued to comment on the matter by telling NBC News the whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s conversation with the president of Ukraine should be given to Congress.
NEWS: Sen. Mitt Romney tells me Trump “should make available the whistleblower complaint that has been deemed to be credible and urgent. I think it'd be very helpful to get the bottom of the facts. If they don't, it will be up to the House to decide how to proceed.”
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 23, 2019
Democrats are using the controversy to call for President Trump’s impeachment.
Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) joined other Democrats in calling for opening up an impeachment inquiry.
This country is divided. We cannot be divided on the rule of law. As an elected official my oath is to protect national security and the Constitution.
After recent revelations, I support an impeachment inquiry because we must follow the facts and hold the President accountable.
— Rep. Debbie Dingell (@RepDebDingell) September 24, 2019
Democrat Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy also called for the House of Representatives to initiate the impeachment process.
This morning I released the following statement calling on the House to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. I hope you will take a moment to read it. pic.twitter.com/3yI835i7bO
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) September 24, 2019
Lost in the attacks against the president is the fact that Joe Biden, when he was serving as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a government official that was investigating a natural gas company where Hunter was on the board of directors.
On CNN Ian Bremmer said, Hunter Biden was being compensated by the Ukrainian company and was connected to political influence.
President Trump criticized Romney.
If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)! pic.twitter.com/p5imhMJqS1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2019
Democrats are desperate to damage the president before the 2020 election and Romney’s comments are aiding that effort.