A GOP senator brushed off suggestions that President Trump should be impeached for asking China and Ukraine to investigate allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama appeared on ABC News’s This Week with host George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to discuss Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. Stephanopoulos asked Shelby about statements Trump made in October, calling on China and Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
“Those were just statements political. They make them all the time,” Shelby said.
The host pressed Shelby on whether he was trying to excuse Trump’s statement, and