“Romney’s speech on why he’ll vote to convict Trump of abuse of power”
- Editor’s note: President Trump now becomes the first President in American history to have a bi-partisan impeachment vote, with 52-48 to acquit on Abuse of Power, as Romney was the lone Republican vote to convict Trump. Romney voted to acquit on Article II, Obstruction of Congress, with a 53-47 tally. A super-majority of 67 was required to convict. This historic, bi-partisan vote on Article I is as incriminating as a censure.
- Trump anticipated a few Democrats voting to acquit so he could pronounce a bi-partisan acquittal, which did not occur!
- Romney became the first ever member of a U. S. President’s party to vote to convict on an Article of Impeachment.
- Not unlike Sir Thomas More, the English lawyer and statesman just prior to his beheading, Romney is also now the only Republican Senator who voted as God’s servant, and not the king’s!
- Quoting Sir Thomas More’s last words prior to his execution, July 6, 1535: “…The King’s Good Servant, But God’s First.”
“‘With my vote I will tell my children and their children that I did my duty,’ Sen. Mitt Romney said as he announced his decision to convict Trump of abuse of power, the first time a Senator has voted to remove a president of their own political party from office,” by MSNBC. Read more
“Read Senator Romney’s full remarks as prepared for delivery,” by NBC News. Read more