GOP Senator on Trump Soliciting Foreign Assistance: ‘Things Happen,’ People ‘Make Mistakes’

Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) chalked up Donald Trump’s actions to human error on Sunday, excusing the president’s conduct toward Ukraine on the grounds that “things happen” and people “make mistakes.”

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Shelby if he agrees with the argument from Trump’s legal defense team, who say that even if the facts prove that the president abused his power and pressured the Ukrainian government into investigating his political rivals, it wouldn’t be an impeachable offense.
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