Sen. Doug Jones (D., Ala.) said much of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint depended on “hearsay” and that Congress cannot impeach officials based on hearsay during a Sunday interview on MSNBC’s Kasie DC.
Jones broke with House Democrats when he criticized the whistleblower allegation that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The first-term senator said he was skeptical of using secondhand complaints as the basis for removing a sitting president from office, echoing the sentiments of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.).
“A lot of that allegation, a lot of the whistleblower complaint is in fact hearsay. It is what other people have told him. That is clear on its face. I think Senator Graham was right, you don’t impeach somebody based on hearsay,” Jones said. – READ MORE