Bernie Sanders Burns Republicans As He Praises Mitt Romney’s ‘Sense Of Decency’
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took a jab at Republicans as he praised Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for his vote to convict President Trump in the impeachment trial, telling voters on Thursday more GOP lawmakers should follow Romney’s example.
Senate Republicans voted to acquit Trump on Wednesday of both charges — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — putting an end the impeachment proceedings that started late last year.
“I think that Mitt Romney showed a great deal of courage and I wish there were other Republicans that shared the same sense of decency,” Sanders, who voted to convict Trump on both counts, said at a CNN town hall.
The Vermont senator’s comments come one day after Romney shocked Washington and broke with his party to convict Trump on the one impeachment article, saying “the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust” and “a flagrant assault on our electoral rights.”