House Democrats have wasted millions of dollars in taxpayer money and spent months dragging out the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
While everyone knows the GOP-controlled Senate will never vote to convict the president, some Never-Trump Republicans continue to side with Democrats in the trial.
Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney continues to play both sides, literally changing his stance by the day on whether he wants to hear from witnesses and allow more documents in the impeachment trial.
Last week, Romney sided with Democrats and publicly said he wanted to hear from witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.
Earlier this week, Romney changed his tune after he got devastating news from back home.
After a new poll showed his approval numbers in Utah have been tanking, now Romney is siding with Republicans and seems to be against calling witnesses.
On Tuesday, Romney bashed Democrats and their “outrage” to the latest impeachment rules put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“Well, the changes [in the trial rules] are pretty modest and I don’t think are significant in any dramatic way. So for instance, whether something is going to be taking 12 hours per day or eight hours per day, it’s still going to be covered in the news,” Romney said.
“And what’s officially going into evidence doesn’t make a big difference because the senators are, of course, free to look at all the information they have that comes from the House,” he added. “I think the Democrats make a mistake when they cry outrage time and time again. If everything is an outrage, then nothing is an outrage.”
These comments come days after a new Morning Consult Poll was released showing a massive 8-point drop in Romney’s approval ratings in Utah.
In the third quarter of last year, he had a comfortable 65 percent approval rating.
But in the last quarter, he dropped to 57 percent — which is around the same time he began showing signs of siding with Democrats in the impeachment trial.
While Romney will always be a closet liberal working against the president, it appears the Senate trial could be ending much sooner than most expected.
McConnell told reporters on Thursday that Republicans have the votes to acquit the president.
McConnell says he’s confident that Republicans have enough votes to block Democrats’ request for more witnesses and that an acquittal vote could come as soon as Friday.
There are not many senators who are likely to vote in favor of having witnesses at the impeachment trial, so Romney’s vote is important.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate, so they want to remain unified against the impeachment sham.
So while Romney’s single vote isn’t enough to necessarily swing things — it’s important that Republicans stick together and remain unified in defending the president.
Beyond that, it seems this entire sham will be over in a few days — we all hope.