Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs said if the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump reaches the Senate, he will call Democrat Adam Schiff and former President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to the stand.
During a WSAU radio interview, the Wisconsin senator also regretted that the impeachment hearings are a “very sad farce.”
When asked by the journalist if he would officially subpoena the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who is conducting impeachment hearings against President Trump, Adam Schiff, and the Bidens, Johnson replied, “Unless they cooperate willingly, and that may happen.”
Johnson said that it is still being analyzed what will be the next steps in this process and that we still have to “get to the bottom of all this.”
However, he made it clear that this option is more than open, “If not, yeah, I have that subpoena power and I’m not afraid to use it,” he said with conviction.
Sen. Lindsey Graham on impeachment: "I'm really over with this." pic.twitter.com/MfCItvot4v
— The Hill (@thehill) November 14, 2019
According to The Hill, Sens. Johnson and Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, have requested all State Department records involving Hunter Biden or the Ukrainian energy company that hired him, Burisma Holding.
It was Joe Biden who, while he was vice president in 2016 under Barack Obama, pressured the then president of Ukraine to fire the country’s prosector general while he investigated the company.
Rep. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News that if the impeachment reaches the Senate “one of the witnesses will be Adam Schiff.”
The senator said that if “he [Schiff] in fact did meet with the whistleblower and coach the guy up, I think that’s relevant to the impeachment inquiry itself,” Graham continued.
However, Graham said that even if the House approves the continuation of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, he will refuse to proceed with the process in the Senate until the identity of the whistleblower is revealed.
At a media appearance on Capitol Hill in Washington, Graham said, “I’m really over with this. This whole thing is a joke. I’m not persuaded by the argument … Nothing happened here. We’re not going to impeach this President over this. It’s over, it’s done with.”