Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorinia said she supports impeaching President Donald Trump but she is still open to voting for him in 2020 on CNN’s “Boss Files with Poppy Harlow” podcast.
"I think it is vital that he be impeached,” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO said. “Whether removed this close to an election, I don’t know, but I think the conduct is impeachable.”
Specifically, Fiorina took issue with how Trump treated Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council official who testified in front of Congress about the president's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Some of this conduct, like publicly berating a decorated war veteran who shows up in response to a lawfully issued subpoena of Congress, I think that conduct is not just unbecoming, I think it’s destructive to our republic,” she explained. “I do think that the systematic tearing down of people, institutions, political opponents, will have long-lasting damage if it goes on for much longer."
Although she's not fond of President Trump, Fiorina didn't rule out voting for him during the next election.
“It depends who the Democrats put up,” she said bluntly.
Fiorina ran against Trump for the Republican nomination in 2016, but she ruled out make another run anytime soon.
"Right now, (the Republican Party) seems to be all about pledging fealty to Donald Trump no matter what,” she said. “And I'm just not in that place."
BREAKING: Former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says it's "vital" that Donald Trump be impeached. pic.twitter.com/dGJ3Rys63m— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) December 16, 2019