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Arizona Gov. Ducey skeptical of Trump impeachment process

(KTAR News/Matt Bertram)

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is not a supporter of the ongoing process that could end in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Ducey told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos on Monday he had reservations about the rush to impeach Trump, especially with the next presidential election about a year away.

He doesn’t believe Trump should be impeached and called the investigation “highly partisan and one-sided.”

“Knowing what we know right now, the answer is an easy no. Of course not,” Ducey said of impeaching Trump. “Let me say, I am skeptical of this process that is going on. They had an investigation that was going on for two years of Russia collusion that landed with a thud.

“And now five days after the story breaks, there is going to be a rush to impeachment, there is going to be a rush to turn over a national election and [Speaker of the House] Nancy Pelosi says we have to do it quickly. To me, that doesn’t make a lot sense.”

The impeachment inquiry was spurred by reports that Trump pushed Ukraine’s leader for help investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, the president’s potential Democratic opponent in the 2020 election, and his son during a summer phone call.

Ducey asked for more patience with the process before assessing judgement.

He’d prefer the legitimacy about Trump’s culpability to be decided by the voters during the 2020 election.

“I don’t like this idea that we are going to investigate and we are going to do it quickly,” Ducey said. “You are going to avoid a national decision and overturn an election and that doesn’t make sense to me.

“If she wants to investigate, that is one thing, but impeachment is not an investigation it is a vote and they haven’t voted.”

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