Republican Senator Mitt Romney suggested Sunday that impeaching former President Donald Trump could bring national unity.
The “Never Trump” Senator made his comments on “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace.
Watch the interview below.
Romney Argues Senate Trial Necessary For Unity
Wallace asked Romney, “Senator, do you support holding this impeachment trial, and what do you think the rules should be on the length of the trial and whether or not to call witnesses?”
Romney replied, “Well, we’re certainly going to have a trial. I wish that weren’t necessary, with the president’s conduct with regard to the call to the secretary of state in Georgia as well as the incitation towards the insurrection that led to the attack on the Capital calls for a trial.”
Then the anti-Trump Republican suggested that the impeachment could bring more unity for the U.S.
“If we are going to have unity in our country, I think it’s important to recognize the need for accountability, for truth, and justice,” Romney said.
Chris Wallace: "Senator, it sure sounds like you're going to vote to convict."
Sen. Mitt Romney: "There's no question that the article of impeachment sent over by the House suggests impeachable conduct, but we have not yet heard either from the prosecution or from the defense." pic.twitter.com/Kq0NuAgy2s
— The Recount (@therecount) January 24, 2021
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Romney: ‘Pretty Clear’ Trump Spent A Year Trying To ‘Corrupt The Election’
He added, “So I think there will be a trial, and I hope it goes as quickly as possible, but that’s up to the council on both sides.”
Romney said it has been “pretty clear” over the last year and Trump had been trying to corrupt the election.
“I think it’s pretty clear that over the last year or so there has been an effort to corrupt the election of the United States and it was not by President Biden, it was by President Trump and that corruption we saw with regards to the conduct in Ukraine as well as the call to Secretary of state Raffensperger as well as the in citation to insurrection.”
Romney has a long history of anti-Trump sentiment.
Romney was the only Republican Senator to vote to convict President Trump during the first impeachment trial.
In 2016, Romney famously gave a “Never Trump” speech when it became clear that Trump was likely to win the Republican nomination for President.
Chris Wallace: [D]o you believe that Donald Trump is unfit to serve as president and should be removed from office?
Mitt Romney: I do believe he should be removed from office. pic.twitter.com/VxT9c1aXrE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 5, 2020
The Utah senator finished his interview with Wallace by saying Trump provoked an attack on American democracy.
“I mean, this is obviously very serious and an attack on the very foundation of our democracy, and it is something that has to be considered and resolved,” Romney added.
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