BREAKING: Romney to Vote to Convict President Trump on 'Abuse of Power' Article

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Posted: Feb 05, 2020 2:35 PM
BREAKING: Romney to Vote to Convict President Trump on 'Abuse of Power' Article

Source: Senate Television via AP

It is with near certainty that President Trump will be acquitted by the upper chamber this afternoon, but the eventual votes of a few moderate GOP senators were unknown. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) was a wild card, and has said that she will vote to acquit the president, despite hesitation about his behavior. Breaking with Sen. Collins is Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who just announced he will vote to convict the president on the “abuse of power” article of impeachment. 

Sen. Romney is the first, and perhaps the only, GOP senator to formally announce a vote to convict President Trump. It is possible that a few moderate Senate Democrats may vote with the GOP in favor of acquittal. With the support of moderate GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the Senate majority has the votes to acquit President Trump and put an end to this charade.

 The Senate is set to convene at 4p.m. this afternoon, and is likely to vote to acquit President Trump.