“I would prefer that investigations are done by an independent, non-political body,” Sen. Mitt Romney, (R-UT), told the Washington Post.
Reuters reported last week that the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee would vote to approve a subpoena aimed at gathering information related to a former Ukrainian diplomat with ties to the consulting firm Blue Star Strategies. The allegation is that the company used Hunter Biden for access to the State Department, at the time Joe Biden was vice president.
“There’s no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political. And I think people are tired of these kinds of political investigations,” said Mitt Romney.
If the Republican Senator from Utah would vote Romney’s vote against the subpoena the result would be a 7-7 tie. Right now the Republicans maintain an 8-to-6 majority in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Last month, Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power for his alleged pressure on Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, his political opponent.