Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Thursday that people are tired of politically motivated investigations such as Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s probe into Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas company linked to Hunter Biden.
Romney is a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, whose chairman, Johnson, plans to hold a vote on March 11 to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko, a former consultant for a firm that Burisma hired to fight against corruption allegations.
“There’s no question that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political,” Romney told reporters Thursday when asked about the upcoming subpoena vote. “I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations.”
“I would hope if there is something of significance that needs to be evaluated that would be done perhaps the FBI or some other agency that’s not as political as perhaps a committee of our body,” the Utah senator continued. “We also have a lot of work to do on matters that are not related to Burisma. We probably ought to focus on those things.”
If no Democrats vote for the inquiry and Romney votes against it the measure will be blocked from leaving the committee.
Sen. Mitt Romney: "There's no question that the appearance of looking into Burisma & Hunter Biden appears political... We also have a lot of work to do on matters that are not related to Burisma. We probably ought to focus on those things." pic.twitter.com/2le3uUd8Yu— The Hill (@thehill) March 5, 2020