Cornyn not buying Democrat spin on Trump call to Ukraine President

The Epoch Times:
There was no “quid pro quo” in President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a senator said.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said he reviewed the transcript of the call and didn’t “see the quid pro quo.”

“Even if there was, I don’t think it would be impeachable or illegal for the president to do so. So this is just an excuse, I think, to continue this campaign that’s existed since the president was sworn in to remove him from office,” Cornyn said during an interview with KFYO.

He said there was a double standard being used for the impeachment inquiry.

“What never fails to amaze me is the double standard that is applied to this president as opposed to other presidents. It’s always been the case that presidents have been able to leverage aid to other countries in order to advance U.S. policy. And here there was a corruption problem in Ukraine,” Cornyn said.

The current information available to him indicates there’s no “reasonable chance” Trump is convicted in the Senate if the House impeaches the president, Cornyn added. He said Trump should focus on his job and “let the Senate do its job.”
Cornyn is right.  There was nothing illegal or immoral about the call.  Aid has always been used to leverage for policies the US sees as necessary.  It defies common sense to say that we should not investigate alleged corruption simply because it involves someone who may be a political opponent.


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