If House Democrats thought they had an ally in former national security advisor John Bolton, they should think again.
Last Wednesday the 71-year-old, former United States Ambassador to the UN, broke his silence and lambasted House Democrats, for leading a lawless impeachment inquest against President Trump, describing the folly as a “grossly partisan” effort.
Stating that his testimony “wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the trial.”
According to the Associated Press, Bolton made his remarks during a public appearance alongside another former national security advisor Susan Rice. The appearance took place at Vanderbilt Unversity in front of some 1,500 attendees for the Vanderbilt Chancellors Lecture Series entitled “Defining U.S. Global Leadership.”
Bolton’s encounter with Rice regarding the President’s impeachment provided a spirited debate between the two.
“I can’t imagine withholding my testimony,” Rice said.
“I was prepared to testify, there was a vote,” Bolton responded. “Multiple times where senators were against it.”
“Didn’t you expect that?” Rice asked him.
“No, I didn’t expect that,” Bolton replied. “My testimony would have made no difference to the outcome if they knew what was going on in Washington.”
He added, “I sleep at night because I have followed my conscience.”