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 TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report 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 TapperIllinois governor: Federal government sent wrong type of masks CNN's Jake Tapper spars with Trump on Twitter: 'Utter nonsense' Biden says he has not been tested for coronavirus: I've had 'no symptoms' 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 BidenSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Trump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' 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.