Romney is on the floor of the Senate now, explaining why he will be the only Republican to vote to impeach Trump based on the partisan House impeachment case:
Breaking News: "The case was made." Mitt Romney will vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power, the first Republican to support removing him from office in the impeachment trial. https://t.co/ZqutZqotq1
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 5, 2020
AXIOS – Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will vote to convict President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
Romney is the only Republican senator to break ranks and vote to remove Trump from office, though the president is still expected to be acquitted later today.
Romney was Democrats last chance for a bipartisan conviction vote, after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Utah) announced earlier Tuesday that she will vote to acquit the president.
Romney and Collins were the only two Republican senators that voted last week to allow witnesses and documents in the trial — a call that otherwise failed along party lines.
As I noted, Romney is on the Senate floor now. Here’s a few quotes from him:
"The people will judge us for how well and faithfully we perform our duty," Romney says. The question is now whether he committed high crimes and misdemeanors. "Yes he did. The president asked a foreign government to investigate a political rival."
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) February 5, 2020
Romney: "The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust."
— Niv Elis (@NivElis) February 5, 2020
Romney: "Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of ones oath of office that I can imagine."
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) February 5, 2020
So in a nutshell, Romney has become a hero on the left as they praise him for his choice to impeach Trump. What a joke. It’s a shame he was only recently elected to the Senate and we have to put up with him for another four more years.
UPDATE: Video of Romney making this announcement on the Senate floor:
Mitt Romney announces that he will vote to convict and remove President Trump from office on the abuse of power article.
"The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust." pic.twitter.com/dYAVXFSms0
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 5, 2020