U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe emerges as strong defender of Trump during public hearing on impeachment

Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent, before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)