The move the impeach Donald Trump grew more serious on Thursday as House Democrats moved to formalize the impeachment proceedings. The GOP has struggled to find arguments in favor of Trump outside of criticizing the process.
During Thursday’s broadcast of Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, the panel discussed Trump’s situation. Fox anchor and frequent Trump critic Chris Wallace bashed the current Republican arguments that the Ukraine situation isn’t a huge deal.
One of the panelists, Bill Bennett, attempted to argue that Trump’s contact with Volodmyr Zelensky was “just a phone call.” Chris Wallace reacted indignantly to this comment.
“It was a lot more than a phone call. It was a coordinated campaign,” Wallace said. “What you’ve heard from Bill Taylor and Fiona Hill and Colonel Vindman and a bunch of others is that this was a coordinated campaign by people outside the regular diplomatic channels at the State Department to put pressure on Ukraine to do certain things…It didn’t begin and end with a phone call.”
The pundit then wondered when the GOP would find a better defense strategy. He continued:
“For all of our talk of what public opinion is now, I don’t think it matters because in the end, once you hear these people in person, live, we’re all able to judge for ourselves. Is Bill Taylor going to be as explosive as his testimony was, or not? Is Colonel Vindman going to be? Are there going to be contradictions? Are Republicans going to bring up counter evidence? It’ll almost start all over again and I think public opinion will really be determined by the public hearings.”