During Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) called it “dead wrong for President Donald Trump to request for “dirt” in his discussion with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Host Jake Tapper asked why Republican politicians will not say if it is incorrect for a president “to utilize his workplace to ask a foreign country to examine their domestic political competitors.”
Kasich said, “I don’t comprehend it. Obviously, it is incorrect. And I don’t understand what they’re afraid of. No one is asking, are you for impeachment inquiry or impeachment? Nobody is asking. They just say it is this right or incorrect, and they will not address it, and it is a secret to me. When I went through re-election, I had broadened Medicaid. Therefore I was out there telling people, this is why I did it. I’m not scared of things. I’m going to inform people what I have actually for. It holds true I don’t hold office today. I suspected that this president was going to take part in this type of habits, and it is why I didn’t go to the Republican convention. It’s why I didn’t elect him, and I do not mean to choose him again.”
He continued, “Look in the mirror and determine how do you wish to be remembered later on. There is absolutely nothing wrong with telling the fact and sharing your real sensations. I have a couple of things the Democrats must do. There should be a vote on questions in the Home. I do not comprehend why they don’t do that. And I’m also looking forward to the testament of Sondland, the specifically envoy.
” I’m looking forward to all of that discussion, all about the text that we saw,” Kasich added. “Since I believe we wish to get developed in our minds whether there actually was a quid professional quo. Obviously, it is dead incorrect for the president to ever talk to another leader to raise dirt on his political challenger.”
Tapper interjected, “With or without the quid pro quo.”
Kasich continued, “It is just dead wrong. But if you go to another level and there is facility of a quid pro quo, possibly that many Republicans, if it is established, that Republicans would say, yeah, that is an action too far.”
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