Monday, January 27, 2020

WATCH: Conservatives Take Issue With Romney, Others on Bolton Testimony    01/27/2020  Source: AAN  by: AAN Staff

Among all the witnesses considered in the Senate impeachment trial, Sen. Mitt Romney, and a number moderate Republicans, are eager to hear from former national security adviser John Bolton.

The development comes after portions from Bolton's upcoming book The Room Where It Happened leaked, specifically excerpts where Bolton claims that President Trump did withhold military aid from Ukraine, hoping to pressure President Zelensky to investigate the Bidens.

According to Townhall:

Having read the report, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) believes that the jurors should be given the chance to hear from Bolton himself. A few of his colleagues followed, including Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who released a statement sounding more confident than ever that she'll vote in favor of hearing more witnesses. Other moderates are still on the fence. The Senate will have a chance to vote follow the White House defense team's opening arguments and a 16-hour round of questions on each side.

Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), who in January took over the Senate seat left vacant by retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson, directly tagged Romney on Twitter and accused him of "appeasing the left" and acting for the cameras.
After 2 weeks, it’s clear that Democrats have no case for impeachment. Sadly, my colleague @SenatorRomney wants to appease the left by calling witnesses who will slander the @realDonaldTrump during their 15 minutes of fame. The circus is over. It’s time to move on!

Before she was sworn in to the Senate, President Trump shared his concerns about Loeffler and reportedly wanted Rep. Doug Collins to fill the vacant seat instead. Yet, Loeffler has been squarely on the president's side during the trial, telling the Democrats last week that they already lost their case in the House.

Other Republican senators interested in hearing Bolton's testimony include Sens. Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and possibly Ron Johnson (WI).

Johnson, a Tea Party favorite from the 2010 cycle, said that he guesses Bolton is telling the truth but called the leak "exquisite timing." He has not responded to follow-up questions if Bolton should be subpoenaed. 


boron said...

What is a "Republican moderate"?

Pappy said...

I had no answer so I looked it up, and......found this

John Roberts, former Attorney, retired (1977-2014)
Answered Jun 7 2017 · Author has 1.5k answers and 7.7m answer views

A Moderate Republican is an extinct animal. There is no place for such a person in today’s Republican Party.
My father was a Republican most of his life. Slowly, the party drove him out with their meanness, selfishness and refusal to compromise.
My father was a good man of character. But he believed that those who disagreed with him had a right to express their opinion.
When his children got involved with progressive issues, he took a lot of flax from his friends for letting his children do so. He would always say, “I do not necessarily agree with what they say, but I support their right to do so.”