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Kasich to Congress: 'Look in the mirror at how you want to be remembered'

Kasich to Congress: 'Look in the mirror at how you want to be remembered'

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said his advice for fellow Republicans in Congress during the impeachment process was to "look in the mirror at how you want to be remembered."

Kasich, who was defeated by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE in the 2016 primary and has often criticized the president, said Republicans shouldn't be afraid of telling Trump their true feelings.

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"Look in the mirror and figure out how you want to be remembered later and how you feel about yourself today," Kasich told CNN's Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperTrump is cruising for a bruising Meadows doubles down on White House pandemic response: 'We're not going to control it' Biden: Meadows coronavirus remark a 'candid acknowledgement' of Trump strategy 'to wave the white flag' MORE during an appearance on "State of the Union." 

"There's nothing wrong with telling the truth and sharing your real feelings," he said.

Kasich said he believes Trump was "dead wrong" to press Ukraine's president to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Harris blasts GOP for confirming Amy Coney Barrett: 'We won't forget this' MORE and his son, regardless of whether the president was withholding aid to that country to convince Ukraine leaders to begin the probe. 

He did say that if a quid pro quo between the investigation and the aid is proven, GOP lawmakers may be less willing to defend the president. 

Kasich said Democrats should hold a vote on launching an impeachment inquiry, a move the party's House leadership has said is not necessary. 

"I don't understand why they won't do that," Kasich said.