Romney says Senate impeachment trial after Trump has left office is constitutional
Trump's Senate impeachment trial is set to start the week of Feb. 8. Senators will get sworn in as jurors on Tuesday.
Romney's comments come after several Senate Republicans havevoiced support for a disputed legal argumentthat holding a Senate trial after a president has left office is unconstitutional."It's pretty clear that the effort is constitutional," Romney said during an interview on CNN. "I believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not, what is?"
Trump became the first U.S. president impeached by the House twice after the chamber charged him with high crimes and misdemeanors for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 that left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.
A week after the insurrection, 10 Republicans joined all 222 Democrats in voting to charge Trump. The Senate impeachment trial isset to start the week of Feb. 8.The process will begin Monday when the House files its impeachment article to the Senate. Senators will get sworn in as jurors on Tuesday. headtopics.com
The Senate will need 67 votes to convict Trump. If all Democrats support a conviction, they would need 17 Republicans to join them. If the Senate convicts Trump, he could be barred from becoming president again in 2025.GOP senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had called on Trump to resign. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told colleagues that he has yet to decide whether or not he will vote to convict Trump.
Romney was the only Senate Republican to join Democrats in trying to remove the president from office in December 2019.Trump was impeached for the first time for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after he pressured Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. The Republican-held Senate acquitted him.Read more: CNBC »
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I totally support Mr Romney!! Trump needs to be held accountable period!! We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of Trump and his enabler's Constitutional injustices, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself. ⚖️🇺🇸🕊💯🌵😷🙏SenRonJohnson HawleyMO tedcruz No one cares what MittRomney says!
Stop wasting time and money on impeaching President Trump. Get the virus under control and our country back up and running. Enough is enough. Cut the BS politics. So is recalling a US Senator Next weasel to court Presidential nomination . Or just another Circus entertainer . WHO IS SURPRISED? 🤣 He create monsato with more cáncer for the people . Now want more power for your business. Asas kardashian too
MittRomney Whatever standard is used for the decision, it needs to be the same as applied to Kamala Harris supporting BLM riots all summer. Better to impeach Biden for spreading the Fine People Hoax, which obviously incites violence. Then it’s the same standard as used for Tru He’s a hypothetical vindictive Mormon
Thank you, Senator Mr. Romney, yes this Nation and the World needs to see and learn the United States of America follow through with the procedure are for fathers put in place to deter unlawful behavior. The USA walks their talk. The Constitutional Scholar from Mormon Land speaks! SoreLoser Then again, Mittens says a lot of dumb things.
I believe he is wrong. Last month I thought he may be the only person in the GOP with any nads. What happened, did his chosen party hold him down and neuter him? Idiot Romneys F.O.S. as usual. ConvictAndDisqualifyTrump ConvictTrump DefeatRomney I've never relied on Mitt Romney for having the last word on anything. Today is not the day to start.
Trump lost, so he tried to cancel the election. He started this even before election day, because he knew he was going to lose. If nothing is done this will happen again and maybe next time, NOT by an idiot. Wow! What a difference from his wonderful father! Romney is a traitor! Then if that's the case, then MittRomney can be impeached too!