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The Daily BeastSep 23, 2019
GOP Senators Can't Hear You Talking About Trump and Ukraine
Chip Somodevilla/GettyIt's become a familiar dance in the halls of the Republican-controlled Senate: When there are uncomfortable questions about President Trump, GOP senators dodge, deflect, or deny there's a story.

That approach—typically at work when Trump tweets out tariff threats or fires an administration official—is being tested to its limits this week, thanks to explosive reporting about Trump's conversations with his Ukrainian counterpart, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

On Monday evening, many Republican senators claimed to not have seen the multiple news stories—which had been dominating cable TV and social media since last Thursday—reporting that Trump pressed Zelenskyy to investigate Joe Biden's role in his son's business dealings in Ukraine, prompting an anonymous whistleblower to come forward. 

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