Fox News host Tucker Carlson criticized President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in an op-ed for the Daily Caller on Thursday.
The Daily Caller co-founder, however, said he does not support the Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry.
“Donald Trump should not have been on the phone with a foreign head of state encouraging another country to investigate his political opponent, Joe Biden,” Carlson wrote in an op-ed.
“Some Republicans are trying, but there’s no way to spin this as a good idea,” he added.
He said he doesn’t view Trump’s call with Zelensky as an impeachable offense, even if he doesn’t condone it.
The conservative commentator asserts that it is “hard to argue” that Trump’s behavior is worthy of impeachment.
“The president did not, as was first reported, offer a quid pro quo to the Ukrainians,” Carlson wrote.
“He did not condition any U.S. support on a Biden investigation. The Justice Department has already looked at the totality of the call and determined that Trump did not break the law,” he added.
Carlson wrote that ultimately it’s up to the American voters to decide Trump’s fate through the upcoming election.
“America’s founders set up a pretty good system to have just this sort of debate every four years: It’s called an election,” Carlson said.