Phony Republican Sen. Mitt Romney expressed support for the unprecedented upcoming impeachment trial of former President Trump – claiming it was the only way to achieve “unity.”
Romney argued to “Fox News Sunday” that the trial is needed to achieve “truth and justice.”
Romney voted to convict Trump at his first impeachment and is now pointing to a phone call Trump had with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about fraud, along with his supposed role in inciting the violence that took place during the Capitol breach, as reason enough to hold a trial.
“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.
“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.”
Romney said the Democrat controlled House’s article of impeachment “suggests impeachable conduct,” – despite the fact that Democrats spent the past 4+ years going after Trump for no reason whatsoever.
He did acknowledge, however, that he and his fellow senators have yet to hear arguments from the two sides. He said he will “do my best as a Senate juror to apply justice as well as I can understand it.”
Romney then went on to slam Trump directly, ignoring obvious instances of fraud that the Democrats committed during the 2020 presidential election, and claiming that Trump, instead was the one attempting to “corrupt” the election.
“I think it’s pretty clear that over the last year or so there has been an effort to corrupt the election in the United States,” Romney said. “It was not by President Biden, it was by President Trump. … That corruption we saw with regards to the conduct in Ukraine, as well as the call to Secretary of State Raffensperger, as well as the incitation to insurrection. 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.”
Looking forward, Romney acknowledged that Trump will continue to have an influence on the Republican Party – a party which in large part no longer supports Romney who has proven himself to be nothing more than just another spinless politician.
Romney, surprisingly, was critical of Biden as well. While the new president has called for unity, Romney said some of his executive actions during the first days of the administration have been divisive.
“I think there are some actions the president is taking that are going to lead to some anger and division,” Romney said.
“I think, for instance, saying we’re not going to allow further leases on government land for oil and gas, that obviously very badly hurt our rural communities. Stopping the Keystone Pipeline, that puts a lot of people out of work. Those people are going to be understandably angry.” Romney said Biden should be careful “to not do things that incite a great deal of unnecessary anger.”