Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is ruffling some feathers amongst senate Republicans.
On Tuesday, the former presidential candidate said that would like to hear from former United States Ambassador John Bolton, who supposedly has knowledge of actions taken after the controversial call between Ukraine and President Donald Trump.
“I support the Clinton impeachment model, which is a vote on witnesses later,” Romney said. “But as to which witnesses I’d want to hear from, and so forth, that’s something which I’m open to until after the opening arguments.”
He added that Bolton is “someone who I would like to hear from, and presumably, I’d get the chance to vote for that.”
Romney’s comments align with many congressional Democrats who want more evidence presented at hearings and witnesses called to the stand.
Individuals like Sen. Rand Paul, however, don’t think Romney and Democrats can “have it both ways.”
“My colleagues can’t have it both ways. Calling for some, while blocking others. If we are going to give a platform to witnesses the Dems demand, I look forward to forcing votes to call Hunter Biden and many more!” Paul tweeted.
My colleagues can’t have it both ways. Calling for some, while blocking others. If we are going to give a platform to witnesses the Dems demand, I look forward to forcing votes to call Hunter Biden and many more! https://t.co/hrOzVyiG9x
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 14, 2020
The impeachment trial is expected to begin later this week and will require attendance of several Democratic presidential candidates, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
Part of the reason Sen. Cory Booker recently dropped out was the fact that he would miss numerous campaign events having to be at the trial.
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