Americans are "moving away from the Democratic position" that there was pressure on Ukraine by Trump administration to conduct corruption investigations in return for military aid, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., said Sunday.
In an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press," Wicker said the impeachment hearings amounted to a "bad week" for Democrats.
"If you're going to try to remove the president of the United States from office, you need concrete evidence," he said. "And the other person on the part of this so-called quid pro quo denies that there was a quid pro quo."
"There was no direct evidence of pressure on the Ukrainian government to do a certain act in order for the aid to go forward," he said, adding: "I think it was a bad week. I think the American people are moving away from the Democratic position."
Wicker also said Trump's call to Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was "legitimately about corruption in Ukraine."
The senator also said he believes Ukraine was also part of U.S. election interference in 2016.
"I am not at all surprised that [foreign affairs specialist Fiona Hill] is correct, that Russia tried to interfere in 2016," he said, quickly adding, "also Ukrainians themselves tried to interfere also."
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