In a sign that President Donald Trump’s firewall is cracking, Congressman Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) broke ranks with his party on several anti-impeachment narratives in conversation with CNN reporter Jim Sciutto on Tuesday.
According to Sciutto, Rooney said that the ongoing efforts by President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani to interfere in Ukraine are “extremely disturbing” — and that Senate Republicans should “definitely” accept Democratic demands for testimony from White House officials like former National Security Adviser John Bolton and chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
The Florida lawmaker also pushed back on the insinuation by the president and his allies that Ukraine was working behind the scenes to try to block Trump from being elected, saying “No intel people … have corroborated any Ukraine influence in the 2016 election.”
Read Sciutto’s tweet below:
—>>GOP @RepRooney tells me:
– News on Giuliani efforts in Ukraine is “extremely disturbing”
– Senate GOP should “definitely” accept Dem request for Bolton, Mulvaney et al to testify
– And states: “NO INTEL PEOPLE..HAVE CORROBORATED ANY UKRAINE INFLUENCE IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN.”
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) December 17, 2019