Moments ago, Mitt Romney shook the political world by being the likely only Republican Senator to vote with Democrats to convict President Trump.
Romney claimed that not hearing from John Bolton as a witness was the final straw in deciding to vote to convict Trump and his “oath before God” demanded he vote to convict.
I’m aware that there are people in my party and in my state who will strenuously disapprove of my decision and in some quarters I will be vehemently denounced.
I’m sure to hear abuse from the President and his supporters.
Does anyone seriously believe, that I would consent to these consequences other than from an inescapable that my oath before God demanded of me.
I sought to hear testimony from John Bolton not only because I believed he could add context to the charges, but also because I hoped that what he might say might raise reasonable doubt and thus remove from me the awful obligation to vote for impeachment.
Sen. Mitt Romney says he knows he will receive brutal criticism for his vote: "Does anyone seriously believe that I would consent to these consequences, other than from an inescapable conviction that my oath before God demanded it of me?" https://t.co/pZ46hjTyU1 pic.twitter.com/BnW9SfCXaM
— ABC News (@ABC) February 5, 2020
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