Romney says Trump’s impeachment trial is necessary ‘if we’re going to have unity in our country’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has made his support for Donald Trump’s impeachment trial all but official.

The longtime Trump foe said that it would bring “unity” to the country — and presumably, some personal satisfaction — for the Senate to pursue an unprecedented conviction of the former president, Fox News reported.

Romney wants a trial

According to Breitbart, the Utah Republican made the comments during an appearance on Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace, also no friend to Trump. The only senator in his party to vote for Trump’s conviction in a previous impeachment trial last year, Romney said that there has to be “accountability” for the recent “insurrection” at the Capitol.

Romney demurred on whether he would vote to convict Trump this time, but left little doubt about how he feels about the ex-president’s culpability.

He also mentioned a phone call that Trump had with Georgia’s secretary of state about the election.

“Well, we’re certainly going to have a trial. I wish that weren’t necessary, but the president’s conduct with regards to the call to Secretary of State Raffensperger in Georgia as well as the incitation towards the insurrection that led to the attack on the Capitol call for a trial,” Romney said, according to Fox.

“And, you know, if we’re going to have unity in our country, I think it’s important to recognize the need for accountability, for truth and justice,” the senator added.

Impeachment divides the nation

Romney also said that Trump is responsible “over the last year or so” for “an effort to corrupt the election in the United States,” and brought up the “corruption we saw with regards to the conduct in Ukraine.”

“This is obviously very serious and an attack on the very foundation of our democracy and is something which has to be considered and resolved,” he said, according to Fox.

The senator also said that he expects Trump to continue to influence the party and that Republicans, including himself, have ignored the problems of working-class voters in the past, but mentioned establishment Republicans such as Sen. Ben Sasse (NE) as “new faces” he hopes to lead in the future.

In reality, it is hard to see the impeachment of a president no longer in office bringing unity, and several Republican lawmakers have spoken out against the effort, calling it frivolous, divisive, and unconstitutional — even a “sham,” in the words of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

The articles of impeachment were transferred to the Senate on Monday, but they won’t be taken up in a trial until February, National Review reports.

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  1. There are no words bad enough to lay on this egotistical jerk. I could take up space and put them down, but you all know all the words I’m saying without writing them. I wish everyone would stop giving him any publicity. That’s all he wants. Makes me want to puke.

  2. Romney you are elected to be the voice of your (Republican)constituents, not to vote your personal agenda. You work for the people until you’re replaced.

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  4. I would NEVER EVER support him again. He appears to be driven by his hatred and jealousy of President Trump. Truly pathetic. I wish I lived in Utah to help kick him out of office. Poor little rich baby boy.

  5. Mr. Romney, are you hearing yourself? Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi also say “the impeachment is necessary to unite the country” how is that? it shows no regard for the 75 million who voted Republican, it shows disregard for what the conservatives stand for, I’m so sorry you do not support members of the republican party, are you really Republican? to think that I supported you and promoted your name when you were running for president. I’m so disappointed
    with your not backing members of your party, you give in to the liberal propaganda. I believe history will show that president Trump is the best president American has had. He loved his country, and his decisions were based on that belief.

  6. Senator Romney’s pride and bruised ego rule his real motives to support President Trump’s impeachment. He acts out of vengeance, not unity. I hope the good people of Utah will oust this Democrat disguised in Republican clothing at his next election. He lost our support a good while ago. Like former Senator Flake from Arizona, he will find his personal vendettas against Trump will have lost him the support of his conservative Republican Party base.

  7. stupid mitt is as dumb as a stump, Thats how he will be portrayed in history. I feel so sorry for his children. They must be so shamed he is so dumb. Anyone who votes for him deserve him. He is a a spineless wonder. Go to hell little tiny mitt

  8. He should be thrown out of the Republican party he has always been against trump and has never helped trump since trump was elected. He is a jurk. He would make a good Democrat.

  9. Okay Mr. Romney, you have made your point to America, you don’t care for our favorite President Trump. Now go crawl into a hole out in the desert and put a lid on it….just like your buddy Biden did….only do us a favor and don’t come out. I predict the citizen’s of Utah will make you unemployed come your next election cycle…hurray for that.

  10. It is a shame that a man once nominated to run for the President is so full of envy and jealousy he is destroying himself. Maybe you won. Who knows with the corruption in the democratic party, maybe the machines defeated you too.

  11. HOPEFULLY THE VOTERS OF UTAH WILL REMOVE ROMNEY.. HE IS A RINO AND HAS DONE NOTHING POSITIVE FOR THE GOP. FOR ALL HIS CHRISTIAN RHETORIC, HE DISPLAYS NOTHING BUT JEALOUSY TOWARDS DONALD TRUMP.

  12. ROMNEY HAS NO SELF RESPECT LEFT. HE IS SO HAPPY,HE IS URINATING ALL OVER HIM SELF. HE SHOULD CHANGE HIS PARTY, BUT I DO NOT THINK THEY WANT SUCH A TRAITOR. THE REP SHOULD KICK HIS BUTT TO THE CURB ASAP. HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO THIS BIGOT.???????
    HE HATES TRUMP, BECAUSE TRUMP WAS THE BEST PRESIDENT WE EVER HAD.HE COULD NOT BE BOUGHT LIKE TRAITOR ROMNEY, WHAT A DISGRACE HE IS. IM SURE HIS FAMILY MUST BE VERY PROUD OF HIM.

  13. Romney I would use mister but you don’t deserve the title. You state you are a Christian but that is the biggest lie that you will be held accountable for. The bible says; “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”. The one thing that you seemed to have forgotten is the neighbor. Your hate for an individual is shows really the type of person you have become or have always been. What happen to forgiveness? Oh, that is one thing you don’t do because you feel better than others? Judgment will be coming on you soon. You should ask for forgiveness even though you disagree with someone. OR do you still stand on your own RIGHTIOUSNESS?

  14. Don’t call Romney a Republican. He never was and never will be. The only reason he ran as Republican and from Utah was, the state is heavily Red, his relationship with predominant religion and there is no way he could have made in politics from anywhere else.

  15. Mr Romney, What do you have to hide that you hate President Trump so much that you want to do anything to keep him out of office or kill him politically every turn he makes? It has already been proven he had nothing to do with the capital attack so I and everybody else are tired of your continued political rhetoric which you are only spouting to hide the truth of the real reasons you want him out of the way. Don’t worry we all know all the secrets. You can’t hide even if Mr Trump is not there. You all need to be out of there!

  16. Romney,
    Where is your accountability when you marched with BLM organization who burned, pillaged, plundered and murdered this past year? By your actions we need to impeach you as well!

  17. romney you will have to someday stand before God!! As LDS you talk about believing in God I can guarantee you do not believe in my God!!!! The lake of fire is waiting for you!!!

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