Why Republicans stand by their man

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President Trump speaking with a number of key Republicans at the Rose Garden of the White House Photo credit: United States White House.

Despite mounting evidence, Republicans in the House and the Senate are defending President Trump or keeping their heads down.  Veteran GOP conservatives accuse them of sacrificing morality for short-term political gain. Meantime the Trump administration calls the impeachment inquiry “unconstitutional,” while legal scholars point out that it’s part of Article II.  And how did Ukraine, an obscure former Soviet republic, become so important? Money.

Credits

Guests:
Quin Hillyer - Conservative Columnist at the Washington Examiner - @QuinHillyer, Tim Miller - Director and writer - @Timodc, Corey Brettschneider - Professor of political science at Brown University and a visiting professor at Fordham Law School - @BrettschneiderC, Julia Ioffe - The Atlantic - @juliaioffe

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Andrea Brody