Mitt Romney chokes up explaining Trump impeachment vote | USA TODAY Mitt Romney chokes up explaining Trump impeachment vote | USA TODAYThe allegations made in the Articles of impeachment are very serious. As a senator Jeweler, I swore an oath before God exercise impartial Justice. I am profoundly religious. My face is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential. I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader to my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. So the verdict is ours to render under our constitution, the people will judge us for how well and Faithfully we fulfill our duty.
The great question, the Constitution task Senators to answer is whether the present committed an act so extreme and egregious that rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did. The president asked a foreign government to invest latest 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 Russia Invaders. The president’s Purp was personal and political. Accordingly, the present is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust.
What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault on a roll Millwrights. Our national security and are fundamental values corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of cantos of office. That I can imagine where I to ignore the evidence that has been presented and disregard. What I believe my oath and the Constitution demands with me for the sake of apart. Is it and it would, I fear, those my character to histories rebuke and the center of my own conscience.
I’M aware that there are people in my party and in my state who will spend strenuously disapprove of my decision and in some quarters BV Emily denounced. I’M sure to hear abuse from the president and his supporters. Does anyone seriously believe that I would consent of these consequences other than from an in Escape conviction that my oath, before God demanded of me, acknowledge that my verdict will not remove the president from Office? The results of this Senate Court will in fact be appealed to a higher Court.
The Judgment of the American people. Voters will make the final decision Justice the presidents lawyers have implored. My vote will likely be in the minority in the Senate, but irrespective of these things with my vote, I will tell my open their children that I did my duty to the best of my ability, believing that might country expected it of me. I will only be one name among many, no more, no less to Future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial. They will note merely that I was among the Senators who determined that what the president did was wrong grievously wronged.
We are all footnotes it, but in the most powerful Nation on Earth, the nation conceived in Liberty and Justice. That distinction is enough for any citizen to date, with all the latest news.Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, gives emotional explanation of his decision to vote to convict President Trump in impeachment trial.
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