Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Sunday said it would be “troubling” if President Donald Trump attempted to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
“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,” Romney tweeted.
“Critical for the facts to come out.”
A whistleblower alleges Trump attempted to press Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The Trump administration has ordered the complaint to be withheld from Congress.
Romney’s comments come as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hinted at possible impeachment proceedings in a letter to colleagues.
Pelosi in her letter asked Republicans to join Democrats in demanding the complaint be sent to Congress and that the individual who filed the complaint be allowed to speak with lawmakers.
“The administration is endangering our national security and having a chilling effect on any future whistle-blower who sees wrongdoing,” Pelosi wrote.
Trump on Sunday implied he had discussed Biden with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, telling reporters the topic of discussion “was largely the fact that we don't want our people like Vice President Biden and his son [contributing] to the corruption already in the Ukraine.”
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