5 Feb 2020

Impeachment: Republican Mitt Romney to vote to convict Trump on charge of abuse of power

Washington Correspondent

Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, a Republican but quite a famous foe of President Trump, has said he will vote to convict President Trump of the first charge of impeachment, “abuse of power” – essentially that he did use the power of his office to try to pressure the President of Ukraine to launch an investigation into the Bidens while at the same time withholding military aid.

Mr Romney said “that attempting to corrupt an election to maintain power is about an egregious assault in the constitution as can be made… and I have no choice under the oath that I took but to express that conclusion.”