‘He Is Guilty’: Romney Breaks Ranks With GOP, Will Vote To Convict Trump For Abusing Power
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) just became the first Republican to break ranks and announce that he will be voting to convict Donald Trump on a charge of abuse of power.
Romney spoke on the Senate floor on Wednesday, where he called Trump’s attempt to withhold military assistance to Ukraine for his own political gain “appalling” and “flagrant.”
“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. Yes, he did,” Romney said.
The Utah senator argued that Trump delayed funding for Ukraine, an American ally at war with Russia, for his own “personal” and “political” benefit.
“The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust. What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault under electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values,” he said.
“I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” he added.