Andrew Card served as White House chief of staff for George W. Bush. Before that, he served in the H.W. Bush and Reagan administrations. In Congress, he was one of the last Republicans to represent suburban Boston.
Now, the GOP insider has come out in favor of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's impeachment inquiry. (The Hill)
"I do think an impeachment inquiry is warranted," Card, who led Bush's White House team between 2001 and 2006, said on MSNBC while addressing revelations about Trump's alleged efforts to enlist Ukraine's help in his 2020 reelection campaign.
Card cautioned that he wasn't sure if Trump's actions qualified as an "impeachable offense" and implored members of Congress to let the investigation play out before reaching a conclusion on the matter.
"Most people in Congress have already made up their mind when they haven't seen any evidence. I want people to calm down, take a look at it," he argued. "Don't call a molehill a mountain. They tend to do that. There's hyperbole on both sides. This is a serious process."
"I do want the impeachment process if it's going to go forward to be done deliberately without hyperbole, without exaggeration, based on the facts," he added.
President Trump and GOP lawmakers have vociferously denied any allegations of wrongdoing since the president's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky became public knowledge.