Sen. John Kennedy admitted he thinks President Trump’s asking Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic front-runner, is impeachable if the request was done for the president’s “parochial interest.”
Speaking with CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, the Louisiana Republican said of House Democrats’ impeachment proceedings, “If it can be demonstrated that the president asked for — and had the requisite state of line, that the president asked for an investigation of a political rival, that is over the line. But if he asked for an investigation of possible corruption by someone who happens to be a political rival, that is not over the line.”
Host Margaret Brennan then asked, “So ‘over the line,’ does that mean impeachable?”
“Yeah, probably,” Kennedy conceded. . .
He added, “And the president and his counsel should be allowed to participate. I believe that would be fair. And then I will happily judge the evidence. But you can’t limit the witnesses, as Chairman Schiff and Speaker Pelosi are doing, selectively leak portions of the transcript that favor your opinion to friendly members of the press who lap it up like a puppy. I don’t think any fair-minded person in the Milky Way believes that Speaker Pelosi on Chairman Schiff are impartial here.”
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