Romney Takes His Case To Fox News: I Believe Trump Should Be Removed

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he had to vote for Trump's removal "if I was going to live with it on my conscience."

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) took to Fox News to explain his decision to vote against President Donald Trump on one of the House’s articles of impeachment, according to RawStory.

Earlier on Wednesday, Romney announced that he believes Democrats successfully proved their case that Trump abused the power of his office in pressuring Ukraine to pursue investigations into his political opponents that might help him in the 2020 election.

“I believe the act that he took, an effort to corrupt an election, is as destructive on the oath of office as I can imagine,” Romney told Fox’s Chris Wallace. “It is a high crime and misdemeanor within the meaning of the Constitution and that is not a decision that I take lightly.”

The Utah Republican said he fully anticipates “extraordinary” consequences for his decision but cited his religious beliefs and the oath he swore to the Constitution as reasons he could not go along with his party on this matter.

“I swore an oath before God and I’m a religious person,” Romney said, “that I would apply impartial justice and applying impartial justice said, what the president did was grievously wrong and I had to vote — if I was going to live with it on my conscience in way that was consistent with that oath of office.”

“I do believe he should be removed from office,” Romney added.

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