‘I would have done the same thing’: GOP rep defends Trump Jr. seeking ‘opposition research’ from Russians
At least one Republican has come out in defense of Donald Trump, Jr.’s controversial meeting with a Russian lawyer to acquire dirt on Hillary Clinton by calling it “opposition research.”
In a segment on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with host Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) said he sees nothing wrong with Trump Jr.’s meeting — and in fact, would likely do the same himself.
“I think I probably would have done the same thing,” Yoho, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Blitzer. “I mean, it’s opposition research.”
“Anybody who’s been in an election knows you’re always trying to get the upper hand,” Yoho continued,
Watch Yoho’s bizarre statement below via CNN.
Was it appropriate for Trump Jr to take Russia meeting? Rep. Yoho: “I probably would have done the same thing… it’s opposition research” pic.twitter.com/UfddUVu2nO
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) July 10, 2017