Kevin McCarthy: Extorting Ukraine Is Not Impeachable

The Hill reports:

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said Thursday his views on impeachment will remain unchanged even if testimony from a U.S. diplomat that President Trump inquired about investigating the Bidens during a call with U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland is confirmed.

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, on Wednesday said that one of his staffers had overheard Trump inquiring about “the investigations” by Ukraine into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, during a conversation with Sondland.

“Okay, well you have a phone call, where the President asked about an investigation,” he told reporters at a press conference on Thursday. “None of that is impeachable. So the answer is no,” he said.