Former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican challenging President Trump in a longshot primary campaign, said on Sunday that he isn’t sure if he would still consider voting for Trump in 2020, despite allegations that the president solicited foreign interference to benefit him politically.
“I don’t know,” Sanford responded. “What I’ve said is I’m an issue guy.”
Sanford said he’s going to base his decision on “who is going to be closest to me” with a focus on debt and spending.
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, a fellow 2020 GOP challenger, said there is “no way in hell” he would vote for Trump.
“I’m running against President Trump because he’s unfit,” Walsh said.
“The debate is about Trump, period,” he added.
The Republicans were also split on where they stand on impeachment, with Walsh saying the president deserves to be impeached based on his public actions alone and Sanford saying Congress needs to follow a formal investigation process.
Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry after a whistleblower came forward with allegations that Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son.
A partial memo of a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows Trump asking the foreign leader to investigate the Bidens.
Trump publicly called on China and Ukraine to investigate the Bidens when speaking to reporters last week.