The former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. He did not, however, believe that Trump should be impeached — until yesterday. He had argued vociferously with Democrats against impeaching Trump, but when he heard the White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledge a quid pro quo on withholding military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden‘s son, Hunter Biden, he changed his tune.

“Look, I fought with people on air over, ‘Is there a quid pro quo’ and ‘Does this rise to the level of impeachment.’ I now believe that it does,” Kasich told CNN. “And I say it with great sadness. This is not something I really wanted to do.”

Yesterday, Mulvaney tried to walk back his admission that the White House had engaged in quid pro quo on Ukraine.

 

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