Romney breaks ranks with GOP, will vote to convict Trump

Bushy23

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/481672-romney-breaks-ranks-with-gop-will-vote-to-convict-trump

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

Romney appeared to choke up as he stood for a long moment before delivering his verdict. He acknowledged it was a very difficult decision.

“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 said.
 

SamSpade

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I'm regretting having voted for this man - or having persuaded others to do so.

Just a short time ago, he said they hadn't proven their case - and wanted to hear from Bolton. He wanted documents and witnesses.
Nope. No witnesses, no documents. So - now he's guilty? How does that work?
 

WingsOfGold

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He and Trump detest each other, known fact BUT the sorry part is he would rather give a dig over the good of the country. There is a recall movement in Utah, I hope it builds.
 
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SamSpade

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He and Trump detest each other, known fact BUT the sorry part is he would rather give a dig over the good of the country. There is a recall movement in Utah, I hope it builds.
I heard about that, thought it was pretty funny.

Sadly, recalls don't have a great track record.

But I hate when politicians evoke faith as a reason for their decisions - I don't mind if they just talk about it.
 

WingsOfGold

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I heard about that, thought it was pretty funny.

Sadly, recalls don't have a great track record.

But I hate when politicians evoke faith as a reason for their decisions - I don't mind if they just talk about it.
It's happened before we can hope it happens again in Utah. I won't hold my breath though. If it can happen in Calif removing a D gov it can happen anywhere!
 

transporter

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I'm regretting having voted for this man - or having persuaded others to do so.

Just a short time ago, he said they hadn't proven their case - and wanted to hear from Bolton. He wanted documents and witnesses.
Nope. No witnesses, no documents. So - now he's guilty? How does that work?
Did you read what he had to say???

Here is the transcript. I'll even use a free site so Limpwrist can read it:

Read: Mitt Romney's speech announcing he'll vote to convict Trump


In the last several weeks, I have received numerous calls and texts. Many demand that, in their words, "I stand with the team." I can assure you that that thought has been very much on my mind. I support a great deal of what the President has done. I have voted with him 80% of the time. But my promise before God to apply impartial justice required that I put my personal feelings and biases aside. Were I to ignore the evidence that has been presented, and disregard what I believe my oath and the Constitution demands of me for the sake of a partisan end, it would, I fear, expose my character to history's rebuke and the censure of my own conscience.
And there is it...the cult.

For all those dumbasses who don't understand, YOUR TEAM IS THE USA!

DONALD TRUMP ISN'T ON YOUR TEAM...HE IS WHERE HE ALWAYS IS...OFF IN A CORNER PLAYING ONLY FOR HIMSELF.
This verdict is ours to render. The people will judge us for how well and faithfully we fulfilled our duty. 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.

The President asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival.

The President withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so.

The President delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders.

The President's purpose was personal and political.

Accordingly, the President is guilty of an appalling abuse of the public trust.

What he did was not "perfect"— No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security interests, and our fundamental values. Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine.
 

Ken King

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I heard about that, thought it was pretty funny.

Sadly, recalls don't have a great track record.
Pretty sure any recall at the state level would be unconstitutional given that the Constitution places the power to expel members to each House specifically.
 

Yooper

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I would applaud Romney IF I believed he was actually voting his conscience. But my sense is that he's just plain envious. Not mind-reading; simply connecting all the dots over the years about the guy.

Romney knows he's utterly irrelevant now and into the future so he's making his mark on the pages of history by going down as the lone Republican to vote against acquittal/for conviction.

For such a tall guy Romney's a remarkably small "man."

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Yooper

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For such a tall guy Romney's a remarkably small "man."
From The Federalist:

Romney’s decision was terrifically predictable, and given his vote did not swing the results in either direction, the gravitas that he already assigned to his decision — in the form of two interview “exclusives” — seems a bit theatrical and self-indulgent. There’s an unshakeable self-satisfaction that Romney exudes when he goes on heavy-headed tours, demarcating to the adoring left how he is decidedly different from all the other GOP members.

Yes, he’s different from many others within the GOP in the sense that he has no firm principles upon which to base his political decisions besides self-interest and self-importance. He is vaguely in favor of free markets insofar as he appreciates a pro-business environment, having been a businessman once. But that seems to be the extent of his political personality.
There's more. And I agree with all of Ms. Davidson's article.

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vraiblonde

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Romney is a vile human being. Trump should have kicked him in the teeth when he came groveling for support for his Senate campaign.

Betcha he'll be the subject of a DoJ investigation here shortly because you know he's dirty. Then the Dems can bitch and whine about that.
 

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