Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Tuesday refused to respond when asked about supporting the censure resolution proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., after saying last week that President Donald Trump’s behavior was "inappropriate," The Hill reports.
Alexander said Tuesday that he has "said what I have to say about all of this," when asked about Manchin's resolution. The Republican was one of four GOP senators to consider voting to subpoena additional witnesses and documents in Trump's impeachment trial.
"It was inappropriate for the president to ask a foreign leader to investigate his political opponent and to withhold United States aid to encourage that investigation," Alexander said last Thursday in a statement. "When elected officials inappropriately interfere with such investigations, it undermines the principle of equal justice under the law."
He told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Trump "shouldn't have done it," and "it was wrong," but said Trump's actions were "a long way from treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors," which would compel the Senate to remove him from office.
The senator said Tuesday he has nothing more to add.
"I actually think what I said is the way most people feel, which is the president did it, it was inappropriate for him to do it, and the people ought to decide what to do about it in the election, which has already started — which was supposed to start [Monday]," he said. "So I've said what I've had to say, and I don't need to express myself any further on it."
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