February 5, 2020

Romney Was The Only GOP Senator Who Voted To Convict Trump

Mitt Romney (R-UT) was the only Republican in the U.S. Senate who voted to convict President Trump on the charge of “abuse of power” in the impeachment trial. He did not vote to convict the President on the “obstruction of Congress” charge.

While speaking on the Senate floor, Romney acknowledged that he did feel some pressure to “stand with the team.”

“I support a great deal of what the president has done, but my promise before God to imply impartial justice required that I put my personal feelings and political biases aside,” said Romney.

The Senator from Utah also does not see an issue with the Bidens involvement in Ukraine. “The president’s insistence that [the Bidens] be investigated by the Ukrainians is hard to explain other than as a political pursuit,” Romney said. “There’s no question in my mind that were their names not Biden, the president would never have what he did.”

In the meantime, Sara Carter reported that a pair of top Republican Senators are expanding their probe into potential conflicts of interest “posed by the business activities of Hunter Biden” as the Senate investigative committees continue to look into former Vice President Joe Biden’s son’s business activities overseas during his father’s tenure in the Obama Administration.

Romney claims that President Trump conspired with a foreign nation to aid his election efforts.

“The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor,” he said. “Yes, he did.”

Senator Romney is ready for the blowback that will come with his decision, adding, “Does anyone seriously believe that I would consent to these consequences, other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before God demanded it of me?”

Last week, Matt Schlapp announced that Romney was disinvited from CPAC 2020.