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Mark Kelly talks gun control, climate change, impeachment on 'The View'

Mark Kelly on the View
Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 20:04:15-04

Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly appeared on The View Wednesday for his first national interview since launching his campaign. Hosts peppered Kelly with questions on a number of issues, including House Democrats' decision to open an impeachment inquiry on President Trump.

President Donald Trump is under fire for asking newly elected Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for president. The White House released a memorandum on the phone call in question with the Ukranian president, which confirmed early reports from an anonymous whistleblower complaint submitted to the department's inspector general.

Host Sunny Hostin asked Kelly what he thought about the incident, and the inquiry.

"I think the rule of law is very important," Kelly responded. "The rule of law holds our democracy together. I think it's serious. It should be investigated. I think this is going to take some time. There is still a lot of details that are still going to come out."

Kelly -- a Democrat -- is running for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Martha McSally. She sent a statement on the impeachment inquiry to KGUN 9 Thursday morning:

"This is a total distraction without any new facts to justify. People can make their voices heard at the ballot box—that’s why we have elections and this presidential race is well underway. I’m in Arizona every single weekend and I can tell you that Arizonans want Congress to actually fix problems and find solutions to issues that are impacting their families--like lowering out of pocket costs of health care, securing the border, and passing USMCA. Instead, House Democrats have taken a hard, hard left turn—following the democratic presidential candidates and the squad, which is not what Arizonans I talk to want.”

Arizona Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema also released a statement on the impeachment inquiry Thursday:

“I agree with my Republican and Democratic Senate colleagues that Congress must be given complete access to the whistleblower’s report and transcript as required by law. Arizonans deserve a transparent and accountable government.”

The whistleblower complaint was delivered to a House committee Wednesday afternoon.

The View hosts also asked Kelly about a number of other issues including gun control, climate change and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Watch the full appearance in the clips below.