Today, the House of Representatives is set to send the article of impeachment to the upper chamber. Democrats will need 17 Republican senators to vote in favor of impeachment in order to convict Trump. A number of Republican senators have already made their stance clear on impeachment, most of which have denounced the trial as a waste of time and a distraction from the Biden administration’s agenda. However, there’s one Republican senator who has come out in favor of impeachment, and that’s none other than longtime Republican rival Senator Mitt Romney.
Romney and Trump have found themselves at odds with one another for years. First, the two competed for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential endorsement. Years later, Romney betrayed Trump by being the only Republican to vote for his impeachment. Now, it comes as no shock the Utah senator once again supports impeaching Trump.
Fox News reports:
“Well, we’re certainly going to have a trial. I wish that weren’t necessary, but the president’s conduct with regards to the call to Secretary of State Raffensperger in Georgia as well as the incitation towards the insurrection that led to the attack on the Capitol call for a trial,” Romney said.
“And, you know, if we’re going to have unity in our country, I think it’s important to recognize the need for accountability, for truth and justice.”
The Republican went on to slam Trump, not just for his words and actions in the months following the election, but for what he said leading up to it, going as far back as to his first impeachment.
“I think it’s pretty clear that over the last year or so there has been an effort to corrupt the election in the United States,” Romney said. “It was not by President Biden, it was by President Trump. … That corruption we saw with regards to the conduct in Ukraine, as well as the call to Secretary of State Raffensperger, as well as the incitation to insurrection. This is obviously very serious and an attack on the very foundation of our democracy and is something which has to be considered and resolved.”
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