One month after their explosive confrontation over impeachment and Ukraine, Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd and Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) were back on it on Sunday when Todd pointed out to Johnson that he seemed to " blame this on everyone "but President Trump.
Johnson, who has previously said it made him "wave" when US Ambassador to the Gordon Gordon Sondland said that President Trump would release military aid to Ukraine when Ukraine moved to "get to the bottom of what happened in 2016, "told Todd that he understood why Trump wanted an investigation.
"What I also know is when I threw it on President Trump in my August 31
Johnson went on to say that during that late-August conversation with Trump, the president was "already leaning toward providing that funding on August 31" before I went over the delay that was made public.
"My guess is that if this had never been postponed, that funding would have been restored and our relationship with Ukraine would have been much better than it is today," the Republican senator explained.
"Again you seem to blame on this on everyone except the president, "Todd snubbed back and made Johnson recite," I don't blame everyone else! "" You are! You blame everyone else for the reason we are in this situation, except the president, "the NBC anchor exclaimed. "Isn't the president's own behavior raising all those yellow and red flags, isn't that why we are here?"
The Wisconsin senator said he was "sympathetic" to Trump for being "tormented" Because, just after he was elected, he had to turn to impeachment investigator Whistleblower's lawyer to tweet about an "coup" days after Trump's inauguration.
However, Todd noted that while Johnson fumbled on early calls for Trump's impeachment, the Republican legislature itself pressed on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's impeachment days before the 2016 election.
"Understand, that's before a election, "Johnson responded, defending his remarks from 2016." I'm trying to curb the political difference before an election. By the way, I totally agree with that. We had investigated the entire Hillary Clinton email scandal, forgiveness of her , you know, it wasn't an investigation to really examine the truth. "