Five Questions for Minnesota Republicans
Since the formal launch of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Minnesota Republican elected officials and candidates have denounced the inquiry. Their statements are often vague, fail to address the substance of the allegations being investigated, and make sweeping claims about the aims of Democratic lawmakers.
We encourage members of the Minnesota press to ask the following questions of Republican elected officials and candidates in order to clarify their positions on this incredibly important topic:
1: Is it acceptable for a foreign government to interfere in U.S. elections?
2: Is it acceptable for any President of the United States to ask a foreign government to interfere in U.S. elections?
3: Is it acceptable for any President of the United States to withhold important military aid from an ally in order to pressure that country into interfering in U.S. elections?
4: According to the national security whistleblower complaint, multiple U.S. government officials have expressed concerns that President Trump has been “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. elections.” Do you believe this allegation should be thoroughly investigated to determine its truth or falsehood?
5: President Trump recently demanded to know the identity of the whistleblower’s sources, then threatened them, saying “I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information because that’s close to a spy. You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart with spies and treason, right?” Is it acceptable for President Trump to threaten the government officials who provided information to the whistleblower and demand their unmasking?