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Politics Trump Accuses Romney Of ‘Posing As A Republican’ During Impeachment Vote

03:25  06 february  2020
03:25  06 february  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.com

Mitt Romney to Vote for Witnesses, Evidence in Impeachment Trial

  Mitt Romney to Vote for Witnesses, Evidence in Impeachment Trial The Republican senator said he is especially interested in hearing from former national security adviser John Bolton. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Johnson tweeted that Romney "wants to hear from ambassador Bolton, and he will vote in favor of the motion today to consider witnesses."Romney is the second Republican senator who announced they will vote for new evidence. Sen.

Senator Mitt Romney , Republican of Utah, grew emotional on the Senate floor as he pronounced President Trump “guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust.” Senator Mitt Romney of Utah said he would vote against the second article of impeachment .Credit Anna Moneymaker/The New York

During a statement to his colleagues, Senator Mitt Romney said he would vote to convict President Trump of abuse of power And it deprives the president of the monolithic Republican support he had eagerly anticipated at the end of an impeachment saga that he has been eager to dismiss as a

President Donald Trump released a conspiracy theory-laden video Wednesday disparaging Sen. Mitt Romney after the Republican from Utah announced he was voting to convict him in the Senate impeachment trial over abuse of power.

“Slick, slippery, stealthy Mitt Romney had us fooled,” the video he tweeted starts out. “Posing as a Republican, he tried to infiltrate Trump’s administration as Secretary of State. Now his cover’s blown, exposed by news reports as a Democrat secret asset.”

The video then suggests that Romney threw the race in 2012 when he was the Republican nominee for president vying to unseat President Barack Obama.

Trump Jr. says Romney 'should be expelled from the GOP'

  Trump Jr. says Romney 'should be expelled from the GOP' President Trump's oldest son Donald Trump Jr. condemned Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) for his decision to vote to convict the president for abuse of power, saying he "should be expelled from the GOP."Trump Jr. took to Twitter to denounce the Utah senator, claiming that he is "forever bitter that he will never be" president."He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he's joining them now," the president's son tweeted. "He's now officially aTrump Jr. took to Twitter to denounce the Utah senator, claiming that he is "forever bitter that he will never be" president.

Mitt Romney , the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said Wednesday he would vote to convict President Donald Trump of abusing his The president made no mention of impeachment during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. But he has derided the process throughout as a "witch

Trump impeachment vote : Senate prepares to deliver verdict on president – live. But Romney ’s speech reportedly came as a surprise to the White House, which abruptly cancelled a At least one of Romney ’s Republican colleagues pushed back against that idea, saying it was up to voters to decide.

“That was a race, I have to say, folks, that should have been won,” Trump says in one of the clips included in the video.

Romney, one of Trump’s few consistent critics in the GOP, became the sole Republican to split from the party on Wednesday when he slammed the president for pressuring the Ukrainian government to open an investigation that could benefit his chances for reelection later this year, all while threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine.

“The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust,” Romney said on the Senate floor. “What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values.”

Ex-Romney spokesman: Impeachment vote 'motivated by bitterness and jealousy'

  Ex-Romney spokesman: Impeachment vote 'motivated by bitterness and jealousy' The former press secretary for Sen. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign claimed envy motivated the Utah Republican to vote to convict President Trump on abuse of power. © Provided by Washington Examiner“I believe Mitt Romney is motivated by bitterness and jealously that [Trump] accomplished what he has failed to do multiple times,” Rick Gorka, who is now a communications director for the Republican National Committee, tweeted Wednesday. “He has betrayed his Party and millions of voters,” he added. These are the same people that hated Mitt in 2012 and they will hate him again when they are done with him.

Republican Mitt Romney of Utah was the only Republican to vote in favor of convicting Trump Democrats launched a formal impeachment inquiry in September, a month after an anonymous One witness, former national security council (NSC) official Fiona Hill, testified during public hearings that

Romney Says He Will Vote to Convict Trump . During a statement to his colleagues, Senator Mitt Romney said he would vote to convict The allegations made in the articles of impeachment are very serious. As a senator-juror, I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice.

Romney, however, voted to acquit the president on the other charge that he obstructed Congress.

His announcement was largely symbolic, though, as the Senate had enough Republicans to acquit Trump on both charges. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), the two other members who have flirted with breaking from their party on impeachment, both announced earlier this week that they would not vote to convict Trump.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

Utah lawmakers halt push to rebuke Romney over impeachment .
Utah lawmakers said Tuesday they won't consider proposals to censure or recall U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney following his vote to convict President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial. Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson said the Republican caucus decided not to advance either proposal following a “robust debate" behind closed doors. Instead, Wilson will be present a citation thanking the president for his administration's work on issues “critical toUtah House Speaker Brad Wilson said the Republican caucus decided not to advance either proposal following a “robust debate" behind closed doors. Instead, Wilson will be present a citation thanking the president for his administration's work on issues “critical to Utah.

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