In subdued US presidential debate, Obama, Romney clash over taxes, healthcare and the role of government.
"There's no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political. And I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations," Romney said.
Romney voted 'guilty' on the first impeachment charge, abuse of power, siding with the Senate's 45 Democrats and two independents. He voted 'not guilty' on the second charge, obstruction of Congress.
"What do they call me, a lurker?" said Romney.
Trump made his comments during a White House Cabinet meeting as Democrats sought to build public support for their fast-moving impeachment inquiry.
The senator spoke to reporters after his trip to the Middle East with Senator Chris Murphy as members of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.
Shtayyeh’s remarks came during a meeting in Ramallah with the two US senators.
Netanyahu, well attuned to the importance of US legislators, generally meets all senators, congressmen and governors who visit Israel.