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Reed, Katko stick with Trump

Rep. Tom Reed said he may not always agree with President Trump’s approach — most recently on the matter of Ukraine — but that he sees nothing to suggest he’s deserving of impeachment or even a censuring, which has been suggested in some circles.

“I have expressed my differences with the president’s style,” Reed, R-23 of Corning, said in a call with reporters Tuesday. “I’m not a bomb thrower.”

Reed claimed there is growing reluctance on the part of some Democrats to vote for impeaching Trump, who is accused of asking the Ukrainian president to assist his reelection bid in 2020 by conducting an investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who served from 2014 to 2019 on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas producer.

While Trump denies wrongdoing in his dealings with the Ukrainian president, Ambassador Gordon Sondland called it a “quid pro quo” request in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last week.

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