Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said Friday that he believes it is "very likely" that Democrats would try to impeach President Trump if they take over the House of Representatives in November.
"It wouldn't surprise me if that was the first action taken by a Democrat-controlled House," Johnson told News/Talk 1130 WISN's Dan O'Donnell, who asked how likely Democrats would be to initiate impeachment proceedings.
"Oh I think it would be very likely," Johnson responded.
The sentiment echoes that of Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), who told O'Donnell in March that he strongly believes impeachment would be the first thing that Democrats would do after being sworn in as a House majority in January.
"Do you think that MSNBC or CNN would allow for anything less? And by the way, there aren't that many Blue Dog Democrats left in Congress. They are radical leftist, socialist Democrats," Duffy said. "They are like Nancy Pelosi. They are far-left people.
"That's who's winning their primaries, and do you think that the far-left 'Resist' movement base of the Democrat Party would accept anything other than impeachment?"
Johnson, who chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also called Friday for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to end his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
"When you look at the problems facing America and facing the world--Syria, North Korea, Russia--we have enormous challenges facing this nation [including] our own debt and deficit," Johnson said. "We need to have a President who can focus on those issues and not have to worry about a special counsel investigation."
Johnson added that he has always been skeptical of the use of special counsel to investigate matters that he feels are better suited to investigative committees in the Senate and House.
"I would have much preferred the Senate Intel and House Intel Committees to finish their work, issue their reports, and then decide whether or not there is some kind of prosecution needed in the Justice Department or with a special counsel," Johnson said. "I think we just did this completely backwards and we're paying the price as a nation as a result."
Senator Johnson also discussed the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan and the situation in Syria in a wide-ranging interview. Click Play below to listen to it in its entirety.