Some Republicans Express Concern Over Events Outlined in Whistleblower’s Report, Question Trump’s Actions

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While many Republicans are standing steadfast by President Donald Trump‘s side, others have expressed concern about the events outlined in the whistleblower’s complaint.

On Thursday morning, the whistleblower’s report was released outlining allegations that President Trump sought out interference from foreign powers to dig up dirt that could benefit him in his 2020 reelection bid.

The cornerstone of this report is an allegation that Trump denied military aid to Ukrainian leaders if they did not investigate separate allegations that former Vice President Joe Biden used his former position to benefit his son, Hunter Biden.

The president denies wrongdoing, claiming that he asked Ukrainian leaders to investigate corruption, including the allegations against Biden, but never threatened to pull aid.

While it is unclear what will come of the whistleblower’s report, some Republicans have read the phone call transcripts and the report itself and found the situation concerning.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) called the complaint “concerning” and called on Congress to “fully investigate” the allegations and speak with the whistleblower directly.

Prior to the report’s release, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) called for the document to be released to the public and encouraged the White House to continue to be transparent in this process.

Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have both signaled concern about Trump’s behavior.

As IJR reported, Romney called Trump’s phone transcripts “troubling in the extreme.”

Senator Sasse expressed similar concern about the whistleblower’s report, noting that there were “real troubling things here.” He called on his fellow Republicans to not turn a blind eye to protect Trump, saying, “Republicans ought not just circle the wagons.”

Similarly, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) called Trump’s behavior “inappropriate,” but said it doesn’t qualify as an impeachable offense.

“While the conversation reported in the memorandum relating to alleged Ukrainian corruption and Vice President Biden’s son was inappropriate, it does not rise to the level of an impeachable offense,” wrote Tommey in a press release.

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John
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John

are they really Republicans? 44 previous presidents have done the same thing

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Now we know just who the rhino’s are. I never did like Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse. I’m sure there are a few more.

Janette Lewis
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Janette Lewis

The democrats are becoming like mad dogs foaming at the mouth and thirsting for blood. Those who slander and lie and try to set traps for those they hate will fall into there own trap. Evil is perverse. The bible speaks about it many times how evil falls by there own evil actions.

Lily Sarkisian
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Lily Sarkisian

Romney needs to retire, he has been on stage far too long and we are tired of him. As for Hurd lets see what we can
do, to not have him re elected. Surely someone else (rep) can run against him.

Sherri
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Elise’s stmt in no way reflects the headline claim. As for Toomey & Hurd, RINOs. How much money do they get from the same people that donate to Schiff? Oh, and Hurd is retiring….wonder why???

Linda Bayer
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I have a question. Why doesn’t someone in THIS country investigate whatever it is regarding Biden? Is it because all the members of the
so called “Intelligence Committee” are
Commiecrats? Drain the swamp!!!

Charles
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Gee, another false accusation against President Trump, just like all the rest made up by Democrats. More fodder for the ‘DEMOCRAT INQUISITION’. Democrats will be slobbering all over themselves for sure.

Bob
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You are right Anne. They are becoming very dangerously desperate and we need to be ready to defend our nation against these animals. They stopped being human long, long ago. Now they prey on anyone who does not go along with their dictates.

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