LIMA — Republican state Sen. Rob McColley on Friday defended President Donald Trump, calling the impeachment inquiry into the president’s request for the Ukrainian government to investigate political rival Joe Biden a “charade.”
Speaking to Allen County Republicans at the Eagles in Lima, McColley said House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry “because they realize they cannot win this election in a fair fight.”
“The funny thing about this is they’re saying, ‘Oh, he should be impeached because he’s trying to investigate a political opponent upcoming in the election. Nobody’s saying Joe Biden didn’t do some corrupt things. Even the Democrats aren’t saying Joe Biden didn’t do what is alleged the he did. Heck, Joe Biden even admitted on camera that he did the things that allege he’s alleged to have done,” McColley said.
“The president has even come down this week and said, ‘Look. We’re encouraging these other countries to investigate corruption within their government and corruption between the U.S. government officials and their own government,” McColley said. “I’m sorry, but you don’t get immunity by virtue of being a candidate for president.”
McColley lamented calls to ban the electoral college and pass the Green New Deal, which he described as a covert effort to institute socialist policies in the U.S.
And McColley, who represents 11 counties surrounding Lima, applauded Ohio’s heartbeat bill and promised swift passage of new legislation which would require physicians to provide medical care to infants after a failed abortion.
McColley and fellow Republican Sen. Matt Huffman are both cosponsors to the new born-alive bill, introduced to the Ohio Senate by Republican Sen. Terry Johnson.
“We need to fight,” McColley said, “because our country and its soul is on the line.”
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