Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, said Friday that he supports the House moving forward with the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In an interview with PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff, Kasich indicated that comments this week from White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney changed his mind. Mulvaney said at a White House briefing on Thursday that aid to Ukraine was withheld until its government investigated an unsubstantiated theory from the 2016 election. Mulvaney later walked back his statement.
"It's one for thing for a president to pull aid from a country based on public policy," Kasich told Woodruff. "But it's another thing to dangle aid, vital military aid, over the head of a nation that's fighting, literally, for their survival based on politics."
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