Ukraine scandal figure Robert Hyde campaigned at Trump Hotel after GOP blocked impeachment witnesses
Robert Hyde at Trump Hotel DC (Twitter)

Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde was spotted campaigning at Trump Hotel DC after the U.S. Senate voted to block witnesses from testifying in Trump's impeachment.


Hyde rose to prominence two weeks ago when his text messages with indicted Rudy Guiliani associate Lev Parnas were transmitted as evidence from the House Intelligence Committee to the House Judiciary Committee.

He instantly became politically toxic.

In Connecticut, where Hyde is running for the state's fifth congressional seat, the state Republican Party said he "should end his bid for Congress."

The top Republicans in the House of Representatives also distanced themselves, with Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) saying they don't support him.

Hyde was spotted by New York Times reporter Eric Lipton at the president's hotel, wearing a pullover fleece advertising Trump's golf course.

The candidate had campaign stickers and held up a button bearing his name, though it was upside-down.

Trump defense attorney Rudy Giuliani was also in the building.