“The things that have swirled around this White House are the reasons that caused me not to move forward and support him.”
Governor John Kasich (R-OH) had a message for the American people regarding the New York Times report on President Trump’s possible obstruction of justice: “I told you so.”
Kasich made these comments during a CNN town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday.
“I don’t like people that say ‘I told you so.’ But you both know how much pressure, criticism, and heat I took because I was the one Republican who would not endorse Donald Trump, would not go to the convention,” Kasich said. “Some people thought I did it because I was angry or, you know, bitter. It had nothing to do with it.”
Kasich continued, “The things that have swirled around this White House are the reasons that caused me not to move forward and support him, both in the primary and going to that Republican convention.”
“I believe that the senator is right … We have to get to the serious business of running this country,” Kasich continued.
Kasich concluded by saying, “first, we’ve got to get to the bottom of this. And again, let’s put our country first, and we’ll come out of this better. And we’ll see. Maybe – maybe we’ll find that there isn’t anything here that is destructive. We’ll have to find out. And I’d like to get to the bottom of it all.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper then asked Kasich whether he thinks, if the Times report turns out to be true if, that Trump obstructed justice.
“Well, look, I don’t want to avoid this, Jake. I’m not a lawyer, and you’re not, either. I think if the Intelligence Committees cannot do their job, then we have to have a special committee,” Kasich responded.
Kasich continued, “if there’s a violation of law, then we have a very, very serious problem, perhaps a constitutional problem for our country.”
“I think we’ve got to see where this all rests before we jump to any conclusions because I don’t think it’s fair to anybody. But we need to know,” Kasich concluded.
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