Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), on Thursday, Dec. 12, spoke during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of House Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Lesko supported President Donald Trump, stating that the president was right to ask Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to look into alleged misconduct by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

The “President wanted to get to the bottom of the corruption between Joe and Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Ukraine,” tweeted Lesko.

“We need to know how the former Vice President got a prosecutor fired and got his son a job w/ Burisma while he was the nation’s point person to Ukraine,” she continued.

Lesko read a portion of President Trump’s transcript of his July 25 phone call with Zelenskiy. She emphasized that President Trump had referred to the Bidens only toward the end of the phone call.

The president mentioned the Bidens only once, she recapped.

“’The other thing, there’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the attorney general would be great. Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it … It sounds horrible to me,’” Lesko read out from the transcript.

The Lesko called upon members of the House Judiciary Committee to “put yourself in President Trump’s shoes,” and the fact that the president “has seen or heard about the video of Joe Biden bragging about how he got the prosecutor fired.”

“Well, son of a [expletive], he got fired,” Biden bragged during a public appearance at the Council of Foreign Relations in January 2018.

“Burisma, to remind you,” Lesko continued, “is the corrupt Ukrainian company that hired Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, to serve on their board at the very same time that Vice President Biden was the point man to Ukraine.”

Lesko referred to Biden’s official trip to Ukraine in March 2016, how during that visit Biden threatened the Ukrainian officials.

He had told Ukrainian officials that if they failed to act, that is, to remove the prosecutor, before he left Kyiv in six hours, they would lose $1 billion in U.S. aid.

“The same prosecutor that had been investigating the same corrupt company where Biden’s son got a cushy spot on the board earning at least $50,000 a month,” Lesko pointed out.

“It is just as likely, and I would say more likely, that President Trump wanted to get to the bottom of possible corruption with the Bidens, Burisma and Ukraine,” she argued.

Whereas the Democrats, in order to make a case for the impeachment inquiry are set on accusing President for having a political motive for mentioning the Bidens and inferring that President Trump demanded the Ukrainian leader to investigate the Bidens.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) and member of the Judiciary Committee, stated that President Trump never demanded the Ukrainians investigate the Bidens, as the Democrats have claimed.

“Nowhere in that transcript does the president make a ‘demand,’” Ratcliffe tweeted on Thursday. “The first time we heard the word ‘demand’ was from the whistleblower,” he added.

Lesko tweeted that it is not President Trump, but the Democrats, who are guilty of obstruction. “The real obstruction of Congress is from chairmen Nadler and Schiff, who have obstructed members of Congress from hearing from the whistleblower, denied all our witnesses, and refused to schedule a minority hearing, a right guaranteed to us in the minority under House Rules,” she tweeted.

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