"This is a precedent that will destroy the concept of free and fair elections," Tupper said Monday. "It's not a very bold moral position to say you can't have it. I don't know why so few people are ready to say it."
If impeachment was mostly fought in public opinion, Republican lawmakers barely protect television. Since the rough Trump transcript of September 25 calling for the president of Ukraine to investigate the allegations, none of the 53 Republican senators have appeared on MSNBC, though a source told POLITICO that the network does not send them invitations. Only four of the 197 Republican House members came to MSNBC, one of whom is not running for re-election.
Seven Republican members of the House of Commons came to CNN during this time, but no senator did. CNN presenter Jim Sutto said on Friday that more than 60 members of the House and Senate did not answer whether Trump had gone too far, publicly asking China to investigate a political rival.
"GOP lawmakers were silent on Trump's call to China to dig out Biden's dirt" read on-screen graphics with the following names of lawmakers.
One Republican on this list, Johnson, appeared two days later on Sunday's "Meet the Press" in a controversial interview that quickly went viral.
Todd was annoyed with Johnson after he declined to ask his host about comments he made to Wall Street journalist about Ukraine to talk about emails from former FBI agent Peter Strozok, a recurring character in conservativeM "deep state" "to get Trump." I have no idea why there are "Fox News" conspiracies out there, propaganda stuff, "Todd said.
Todd praised him for his aggressive treatment of Johnson. "Something happened to Chuck Todd," New York University journalism professor and media critic Jay Rosen: "I see him @MeetThePress almost weekly. his voice was different, as though the gravity of the events had subsided and his patience with the denial ended. "
A tense exchange between Todd and Johnson, filled with cross-talk," did not lead to pleasant television or useful civil discourse, "- wrote C The Washington Post by Margaret C. llivan but "Todd did it right"
Senator Another GOP, Roy Blunt of Missouri, on Sunday visited the "Cobuvannya nation" CBS, where presenter Margaret Brainans asked whether "it is appropriate to ask a foreign government to interfere in the elections." Blu suggested the president joked wh jw.org en He urged China to investigate applications for the ceremony, a response that Trump's defender, Jim Jordan's representative, repeated on ABC this week, avoiding questions from host George Stephanopoulos.
In the past, Republican lawmakers have successfully avoided issues about Trump's behavior, such as outrageous tweets or offensive remarks, and the news cycle tends to move on. Several Republicans told reporters leaving Washington on September 26 that they had not read the complaint against the culprits, although it had been published online hours earlier and dominated the news coverage.
But impeachment isn't about to disappear from the headlines, and Republican silence has become history after two weeks of revelations, including explosive text messages from diplomats, as well as Trump's shocking call on the White House lawn and whale. "Republicans have been silent for the most part since Trump's revelation of Ukraine," Chirons read on CNN Monday morning.
Republicans considering the word may fear Trump's bloat and target their allies in conservative media. Trump has frustrated Utah State Sen. Mitt Romney for saying that "brazen and unprecedented" Trump is calling foreign countries to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter "wrong and horrible."
Romney did not criticize this in a Television Interview, unlike Texas Republican Rep. Will Hurd, who told CNN last week that the exchange between US diplomats over efforts to investigate Biden's allegations was a "curse." Harden, who also appeared on MSNBC and Fox News in recent weeks, has already announced that he is not running for re-election.
Hurd is one of 19 House Republicans to appear on Fox News on weekdays from 6:00 midnight on September 25, according to progressive watch media coverage. During this period, several Republican senators appeared, including Ted Cruz, Rick Scott, Rob Portman, and Lindsey Graham.
Graham criticized Trump on Monday for Fox and Friends, though it was because of his decision to leave Syria and give up American Kurdish fighters. Some other Republican lawmakers have criticized Syria's decision, while blaming the NBA for apologizing to China after the general manager of the Houston Rocket expressed support for Democratic protests in Hong Kong on Twitter.
Tupper noted that lawmakers "rightly condemn the NBA for returning to China" amid a comparative silence surrounding foreign policy intervention.
"The idea of China's interference with the NBA's sanctity is somehow incredibly offensive to them," he said, "while the same standard of American elections leads to the sound of crickets."