Gov. Kasich, Rep Rooney and other Republicans have started showing signs of discomfort with the Trump administration's changing defense in light of the impeachment inquiry.
The Ohio Republican said acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's admission of a quid pro quo on Thursday pushed him "across the Rubicon."
The former Ohio governor lambasted Trump's move as a political power play.
“Look, we need different leadership ― there isn’t any question about it,” Ohio's Republican governor said.
Despite allegations from Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, the Senate Judiciary Committee has set a vote for Friday.
The president tried to blame Kasich for the weak showing of GOP congressional candidate Troy Balderson in last week's special election.
Trump headlined a Saturday rally for Troy Balderson ahead of a closely watched Tuesday House election.
Trump's refusal to condemn Putin "will be seen by Russia as a sign of weakness," said Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
A lawsuit is seeking to strike down a congressional map the Ohio governor signed into law, saying it is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
“If Ohio politicians wanted to proactively take a stance for people with disabilities, they should improve access to health care, education, or other services. This ban is just a thinly-veiled attempt to criminalize abortion in Ohio.”
Republicans want to make their goal of a 20-week ban look moderate by comparison.
The Ohio governor also noted that Americans seem enthusiastic about the idea of candidates outside the two main parties.
"Legislation should receive consideration under regular order, including hearings in health committees and input from the appropriate health-related parties," reads the letter.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is reportedly plotting a "moderate" challenge to Trump's presidency. There's only one problem.
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