His comments come as House Democrats move to expand their impeachment investigation to focus on Trump’s business dealings and questions of corruption.
“The President’s resorts are hotels that he owns. People are traveling, it’s just like any other hotel,” McCarthy said at a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday morning. “I don’t know that that’s different than anything else. Is it different if I go and stay or eat at a Marriott here, or eat at the Trump? The President isn’t asking me to. He’s competing in a private enterprise.”
“People understand what it means for the President to be spending millions of dollars in federal government tax dollars at his own business properties,” Raskin said.
Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Jim McGovern agreed.
“Those questions are very, very important,” he said. “This is the most corrupt president in my lifetime, so I’m glad the Judiciary Committee is moving in that direction.”