Romney Calls Trump Asking China and Ukraine to Investigate Biden “Wrong and Appalling”

Republican Senator Mitt Romney (UT) has sided with Democrats on admonishing Trump for asking foreign leaders to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden.

TheHill reports Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Friday broke sharply with President Trump‘s call for China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, calling it “wrong and appalling.”

“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated,” Romney said in a statement, which he also tweeted out.

The day before, Trump floated to reporters outside of the White House that the two countries should probe Biden, the Democratic 2020 front-runner, and his son, Hunter Biden, even as House Democrats work on an impeachment inquiry centered on allegations that Trump sought to withhold aid to Ukraine as an effort to get Kiev to launch a probe.

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens,” Trump said in front of cameras on the South Lawn.

The president added that he had not explicitly asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to open such a probe, but that it’s “certainly something we can start thinking about.”