For the first time in our history a United States Senator has voted to convict an impeached President of his own Party. Mitt Romney - February 5, 2020 Was it futile?
“Senators, how say you?” the chief justice asked just after 4 p.m. As lawmakers on the right stood, buttoned their jackets and proclaimed “not guilty,” and those on the left rose and proclaimed “guilty,” only Romney broke the pattern. He slipped out before he could incur his colleagues’ wrath.
“Future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial,” Romney said earlier on the floor, “will note merely that I was among the senators who determined that what the president did was wrong, grievously wrong. We are all footnotes at best in the annals of history.”
On Wednesday, Romney lit a single candle. But as long as there is a Flake, or a Corker, or a McCain, or a Romney, there is still hope. - Dana Milbank - Washington Post
FULL REMARKS -- @SenatorRomney: "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." pic.twitter.com/fbIhPG12IO— CSPAN (@cspan) February 5, 2020