Romney breaks with GOP, says he will vote to convict President Trump

Follow along for live updates from Capitol Hill (all times eastern)2:15 p.m.Utah Sen. Mitt Romney will vote to convict President Donald Trump, likely the only Republican senator to favor ousting the impeached president. Romney made his announcement on the Senate floor Wednesday.Romney called Trump's actions — the president was impeached on charges of abuse of power and obstructing Congress— "perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of oath of office that I can imagine.""The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor. Yes, he did," Romney said.One key Democrat, Alabama Sen. Doug Jones — perhaps the most endangered politically for reelection in a state where Trump is popular — announced ahead of the vote that after many sleepless nights he had decided to vote to convict on both charges.“Senators are elected to make tough ch…

Read more
  • 0

Man breaks into Taylor Swift’s home, takes shoes off to be ‘polite’

Police say a man broke into singer Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island and took his shoes off because he wanted to be polite.Westerly police who responded to the home just after 5 p.m. Friday found 26-year-old Richard J. McEwan inside.Police Chief Shawn Lacey tells The Westerly Sun the Milford, New Jersey, man wasn't wearing shoes. When asked why, he said he was always taught to take his shoes off when entering someone's home to be polite.He's charged with breaking and entering and willful trespassing. Online court records did not list a defense attorney.Lacey says his officers have had to deal with several suspicious people at the singer's home, but this is the first time he remembers someone making it inside.He says no one was home.According to police, the man also ran away but was apprehended after a short chase, NJ.com reported.

Police say a man broke into singer Taylor Swift's beachfront mansion in Rhode Island and took hi…

Read more
  • 0