Sen. Tom Petri (R) is no Trump supporter, but he’s not one to shy away from the president.
Petri, who is a member of the House Republican Conference, spoke with The Hill’s Sam Stein on Friday about his comments about Trump’s tweets that caused him to lose the backing of his GOP colleagues.
“We’re not going to get distracted by this guy,” Petri said when asked about the president’s Twitter attacks on Republicans on Friday.
“This is a very, very serious situation and he’s going to be judged on the facts and the evidence,” he added.
Petrie added that he thinks Trump is making a “mistake” by comparing himself to the former president.
“I’m trying to do the right thing,” he said.
“I’m an American.
I have faith in the American people.
I’m trying my best to do my best.”