Perhaps the better question would be: "do we have a right to even be surprised?" I suspect somehow the answer to that question is "no".
While not trying to go off-topic, and as far as his impeachment is concerned; while I have no doubt that trump did
indeed ask the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden to try and dig up dirt on him to try and better trump's re-election chances, and by all means the democrats should have made a big deal out of it...
I personally think it was a mistake on the democrats part to launch the impeachment proceedings against trump, and have a bunch of politicians remove an elected president/prime minister (regardless of which party they are a member of) for the following reasons;
- the "crime" or "misconduct" needs to be that serious there is no other option.
- the evidence needs to be beyond any possible doubt.
- it cannot wait until the next election and let the people kick em' out instead.
- they done it in an election year of all year's to do it in.
There's also the fact that it distracts attention away from the democrat's own candidates, and gives trump an excuse to say "they are trying to launch a coup and take the decision out of the people's hands".
It's far better to let the voters vote him out, rather than a bunch of politicians unless you have evidence beyond any and all possible doubt and the "crime" is that serious it cannot wait for the next election (like they actually damaged national security or similar). Particularly doing it in an election year of all year's to do it in.
But oddly enough, apparently Bolton thinks they should have widened the scope of his impeachment from what I hear...