The long-awaited Mueller report was released last Thursday evening. As expected, Democrats quickly sounded the alarms. Listening to the fierce accusations liberals have been hurling at Donald J. Trump ever since, one might think the world is about to end.
Several of the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have called for Congress to start the process to impeach the President. Among them are Senators Elizabeth Warren and Senator Kamala Harris.
During a CNN town hall earlier this week, Harris said, “I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment.” At the same event, Warren, doubling down on her call to impeach Trump at an earlier town hall, stated, “There is no ‘political inconvenience’ exception to the United States Constitution.”
Obviously, 2020 Democrat hopefuls wish to score political points with the contents of the Mueller report, regardless of how non-incriminating they may be. However, it is surprising that more than one Republican is following liberals’ lead. After the Mueller report was released, 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Ohio Governor John Kasich blasted Trump for “unacceptable” actions.
According to TheBlaze, Kasich maintained that the President’s behavior, as outlined in the Mueller report, consisted of blatant lies and attempted investigative manipulation. In an over-the-top display, Kasich responded that Trump’s actions were the worst he’s ever seen in his long political career.
In an April 20, 2019 tweet, Kasich said, “@realDonaldTrump’s behavior described in the #MuellerReport is more than disappointing. It’s unacceptable & not behavior we should expect from our president. It’s worse than I’ve seen in my career observing & working with presidents or public officials. America deserves better.”
Since the former Ohio Governor has been active in politics for more than three decades, his accusations that Trump’s actions are worse than the scandals that dogged Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and others are baffling, if not downright preposterous.
Need we remind him of Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server debacle?
Kasich, who’s reportedly mulling a 2020 presidential bid against Trump, is currently a senior political commentator for CNN. After the Mueller report broke, the former Ohio Governor said on the network, “I’m not only disappointed and angry — I’m sickened by all this.”
The man who finished second to Trump in the 2016 presidential primary also tweeted, “The reason I’ve never supported @realDonaldTrump is right in front us with the Mueller Report. It’s behavior not fit for a president.”
The CNN senior political commentator wasn’t the only RiNO to direct outrage towards Trump after the release of the Mueller report. Interestingly, another Republican politician who ran for president and lost was also deeply disturbed. On April 19, 2019, Senator Mitt Romney, issued a blistering statement rebuking dishonesty uncovered in the Mueller report. In the statement, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said, “It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice. The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis. The business of government can move on.”
Continuing, Romney remarked, “Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President. I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.”
Concluding his statement, the Utah Senator stated, “Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders.”
In usual Trump fashion, the President called out Romney on twitter. The President cleverly said, “If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!”
Perhaps, Kasich and Romney are genuinely sickened by what they perceive are Trump’s moral misgivings and impeachable offenses. Or, just maybe, these two prominent Republican politicians are merely green with envy that a former reality show star accomplished what they never could.