House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that no matter what evidence is presented to him, his views on impeaching Donald Trump will remain the same.
McCarthy told reporters at a press conference that his views on impeachment will remain unchanged even if testimony from a U.S. diplomat that Trump inquired about investigating the Bidens during a call with U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland is confirmed.
On Wednesday, William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, said during his testimony that one of his staffers overheard Trump asking about “the investigation” just a day after talking to Ukraine on the phone.
Such an inquiry would tie Trump closer to efforts, including by the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, to get Ukraine to launch investigations into the Bidens.
“Okay, well you have a phone call, where the president asked about an investigation,” he told reporters at a press conference on Thursday regarding the Trump-Sondland call, saying none of the interactions between Trump and Ukraine would merit impeachment.
“None of that is impeachable. So the answer is no,” he said.