Senator Romney breaks ranks with Republicans and will vote to convict Trump

epa08190916 Republican Senator from Utah Mitt Romney (R) walks near the Senate chamber during a break in the US Senate impeachment trial in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 03 February 2020. The Senate convenes to hear closing arguments in the Senate impeachment trial, 03 February, and is expected to hold a vote to acquit or remove US President Donald J. Trump on the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, 05 February. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial on the charge of abuse of power, becoming the only Republican to break with the president and his party.

POLITICO reports that Romney said that “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. As such “Yes, he did,” Romney said.

The move denies Trump the unanimous Republican support he had sought and is sure to invite an avalanche of attacks from the president and his allies.

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