John Kasich was a Republican member of Congress for many years, then became the state of Ohio’s 69th Governor. The moderate conservative also ran for the Republican nomination in 2016. Kasich turned down an offer to be Donald Trump’s Vice President and also refused to endorse him during the 2016 election.
Kasich, who now serves as a political commentator for CNN has only grown more wary of Trump. During a Tuesday night appearance on Anderson Cooper’s how, Kasich discussed the importance of the impeachment inquiry into the President.
The pundit was asked by Cooper, “Assuming that there are some who, you know, believe what the president did was wrong. That it was wrong to ask China to investigate the Bidens, a repressive regime like China not known for their fair and impartial investigations at the very least, is it going to take just them sensing a groundswell among Republican voters?”
The former Ohio governor responded, “I think so, Anderson. Look, this is the thing that I have a hard time understanding. We know how bad this is. We know what the president did was wrong. Why wouldn’t everybody want to get to the bottom of this?”
Kasich then continued, “And as we see here as every report, every day, there is just more and more connections that are so troubling. But the end of the day, you’ve got to have this inquiry. And frankly these Republicans ought to be calling for it. It’s the fair and right thing to do for America.”
Watch a clip of the segment here:
“Trump made a terrible call. It needs to be investigated. I fully support the impeachment inquiry, and all of these facts need to come out, and delay and obfuscation isn’t going to solve this problem.” Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich reacts to White House impeachment inquiry letter. pic.twitter.com/15s0zffKHp
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 9, 2019