After Urging Bolton Testimony, Romney Refuses To Say If He Supports Calling Biden, Schiff, Whistleblower As Witnesses

January 28, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

After Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney reiterated his desire to hear testimony from former National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday morning, his office would not say whether Romney also supports calls to bring in Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, or the so-called whistleblower to testify before the Senate.

“Senator Romney has said all along that John Bolton may have relevant information and that he wants to hear from him. He will make a decision regarding witnesses after listening to the White House’s defense,” said Arielle Mueller, press secretary for Romney.

Democrats have advocated for Bolton and some other select witnesses who did not testify during the House impeachment inquiry to testify in the Senate impeachment hearings, but have not called to hear from witnesses involved in the alleged corruption between Hunter Biden and Ukrainian gas company Burisma during his father Joe Biden’s vice presidency, nor those involved in filing or coordinating the initial whistleblower complaint.

Democrats’ demands heightened Sunday after a New York Times report, based on a leaked manuscript of Bolton’s forthcoming tell-all book, made new allegations regarding Trump’s withholding of Ukrainian aid. Romney said, based “on the story that came out yesterday,” it is “very likely” other Republican senators would join him in seeking Bolton’s testimony during this week’s impeachment hearings.

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, the recently appointed Republican senator from Georgia, criticized Romney for caving to the Democrats’ demands to hear from anti-Trump witnesses.

Trump said Sunday night the claims in the Times story were false, and he insinuated the report was a leak perfectly timed to generate more publicity for Bolton’s book.

via thefederalist

Recent Comments

  1. Suzanne Williams

    January 28, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

    Romney is am embarrassment! He has No spine! I hope he is challenged in his next election! He cowties to President aTrump when he wants something! What a hypocrit!

  2. Ray Unsell

    January 28, 2020 @ 11:09 pm

    I am embarrassed that Romney represents Utah. Romney did not even run for office it was virtually given to him by LDS voters less wiser than I. During his election he refused to even debate because the real Romney would have lost. Hopefully in next election Utah voters will wisen up. I was not a real Trump advocate but voted for him. The proof is in the pudding. Look what he has done for our Nation. I now wear a Trump hat and pass out Trump coins. Love you Mr . President!

  3. Joseph Corson

    January 29, 2020 @ 2:14 am

    Romney is a snake and always has been! I’ve always felt that that was obvious! Besides it is not the JOB of the Senate to do the House’s work period! The Constitutional JOB of the Senate is to simply judge the ALREADY PRESENTED DATA! NO MORE WITNESSES! Trump/Pence 2020!

  4. JM Lefty Lafferty

    January 29, 2020 @ 3:08 am

    Who ever runs against Romney, I will gladly send a donation and support. I only regret is I voted and supported him when he ran for President. Never happen again. He is a Democrat dressed as a Republican.

  5. Charlie Kadlec

    January 29, 2020 @ 5:26 am

    Senators Romney and Collins: For the love of our Nation, NO WITNESSES you people. You must have learned by now, the Democrats are NEVER to be trusted. I’ve been watching them for over fifty years, and believe the last 25 in an attempt to overthrow our Government!! Do NOT let them string this out. Can’t you see past your nose’s? If you let them lie,lie,lie with new witnesses, You need to find another job that requires zero thinking, and no evaluations on common knowledge. WAKE UP!!!

  6. Deane T Harlow

    January 29, 2020 @ 11:55 pm

    The Dems don,t want justice they just enjoy stringing out the Republicans whenever they get a chance. Senator Schummer loves working with the stupid Republicans. Especially Romney and Collins who seem to bend because they like bi partianship with the Dems. When have the Dems bent in bipatianship to the Republicans?. Lets get this over and move on.

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