Ron Johnson: Trump’s Impeachment Is Tearing The Country Apart
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) complained on Monday that the divided state of American politics is to blame for President Donald Trump’s impeachment predicament, saying that Americans should be solving their political differences at the ballot box rather than via protests or impeachment.
However, in 2016 Johnson was singing a wholly different tune. If then-candidate Hillary Clinton were to win the presidential election, she should face immediate impeachment proceedings, Johnson said at the time.
According to Politico, the Republican lawmaker told Beloit (Wis.) Daily News that Clinton had broken the law with her “willful concealment and destruction” of official government records.
"I would say yes, high crime or misdemeanor. I believe she is in violation of both laws,” Johnson told the newspaper.
But despite his partisan attacks against Clinton, Johnson now believes that talk of impeachment is problematic.
“We are a divided nation. I'm highly concerned,” he wrote on Twitter. “Generally, we solve our political differences at the ballot box, not in the streets or through impeachment. We need to start understanding the other person's perspective.”