Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) became the first Republican to break ranks and announce he would vote to convict President Trump on a charge of abuse of power.
Speaking from the mostly empty Senate floor on Wednesday, Romney called Trump’s attempt to freeze military assistance to Ukraine for political motives as “appalling” and “flagrant.”
“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,” Romney said shortly after 2 p.m.
“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.
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