After the acquittal of President Donald Trump on impeachment charges over issues involving controversial actions involving funds for Ukraine and a request for investigation into one of the President’s rivals in his 2020 re-election campaign, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson – who was directly involved in the situation with Ukraine, joined Wisconsin’s Afternoon News.
John Mercure asked him questions involving Johnson’s feelings about whether the impeachment trial will help or not…
“I’m glad it’s over. It’s hard to predict. I’m not sure it may have any impact. In the short term, it seems to have helped him.”
…about whether the trial was worth it…
“One of the main reasons we voted the way we did was to send a strong message to future Houses: Don’t do this.”
“In the end, let the American people decide this. Don’t try to politicize this (and) use the Constitutional nuclear bomb.”
…and on whether the President’s behavior was wrong when it came to Ukraine…
“I disagreed with the policy, which is why I called him on the 31st and (asked) him to give me the authority to tell President Zelensky…that the hold was going to be lifted.”
” ‘I hear what you’re saying. We’re reviewing it now. You’re probably going to like my decision.’ He was going down that path.”
Listen to Senator Johnson’s full conversation in your podcast player above.