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…

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