Another faint crack in the dam.
The Columbus Dispatch reports:
While he still says impeachment is too extreme, Sen. Rob Portman readily acknowledged today that President Donald Trump should not have asked the Ukraine or China for help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Ohio Republican also disputed Trump’s characterization of an ousted Ukrainian as an aggressive battler of corruption, whom the president asserts was fired because he was digging into Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings.
Portman was part of a bipartisan group of senators who wrote a letter to the Ukraine president in 2016 seeking reforms in the prosecutor’s office; today, Portman said the senators believed the prosecutor wasn’t doing nearly enough to root out corruption — not because he was doing too much.
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman told @DispatchAlerts that he signed a 2016 letter calling for the removal of Ukraine’s prosecutor general because the PG wasn’t doing *enough* to root out corruption. https://t.co/71zbs7ZOyP
— Em Steck (@emsteck) October 7, 2019