While he considers the president’s actions regarding Ukraine as “unsavory,” the congressman said he has yet to learn of anything that would persuade him Trump did something to warrant removal from office.

No president has ever been removed from office, Van Drew, 66, points out. And to have a “small, elite group” of lawmakers do so when an election is less than a year away seems to him to be not only unfathomable, but un-American.

“To some folks that’s reminiscent of what was done to kings and queens many years ago,” he said. “Everything our country doesn’t stand for.”