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Shots Fired: Mitt Romney Will Vote to Convict Trump

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney just absolutely trashed President Trump on the Senate floor, and said he’ll vote to remove Trump from office. In a brief speech Wednesday afternoon, Romney, the Republican senator from Utah, made history by announcing he’d be the lone GOP guilty vote against Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. While acknowledging that…

Shots Fired: Mitt Romney Will Vote to Convict Trump

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney just absolutely trashed President Trump on the Senate floor, and said he’ll vote to remove Trump from office.

In a brief speech Wednesday afternoon, Romney, the Republican senator from Utah, made history by announcing he’d be the lone GOP guilty vote against Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. While acknowledging that the vote is destined to fail in the Republican-controlled chamber, Romney laid out a scathing case against Trump and said he couldn’t vote to acquit while staying true to his oath before God to do impartial justice.

“The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival,” Romney said, endorsing the heart of Democrats’ impeachment case against the president. “What the president did was wrong. Grievously wrong.”

Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, who brutally criticized Trump during the 2016 campaign season, now becomes the first senator ever to vote to convict a president from his own party in an impeachment trial.

READ: It’s over: The Senate voted to acquit President Trump of impeachment

In an interview on Fox News immediately after his speech, news anchor Chris Wallace raised the possibility that Trump would seek retribution against Romney.

“You realize, this is war?” Wallace asked. “Donald Trump will never forgive you for this.”

“I know in my heart that what I’m doing is right. I understand there’s going to be enormous consequence. I don’t have a choice in that regard,” Romney said.

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Romney took a pair of pliers and a blowtorch to the legal arguments offered up by Trump’s defense team last week, dismantling them one by one.

“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,” Romney said.

He took direct aim at Trump’s incessant refrain that his July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine, where he asked for Ukraine to “look into” Joe Biden, was “perfect.”

“What he did was not perfect,” Romney said. “No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security, and our fundamental values.”

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