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Some of the top Republicans in the government are just as bad as the Democrats which leaves many conservatives with some really tough choices.
On Friday, seven Republican senators exposed themselves as swamp creatures when they sided with the Democrats and voting to convict former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.
Among them was Utah Sen. Mitt Romney who became the only senator in history to vote to remove a president of his own party two times, The Daily Wire reported.
“After careful consideration of the respective counsels’ arguments, I have concluded that President Trump is guilty of the charge made by the House of Representatives. President Trump attempted to corrupt the election by pressuring the Secretary of State of Georgia to falsify the election results in his state,” he said.
“President Trump incited the insurrection against Congress by using the power of his office to summon his supporters to Washington on January 6th and urging them to march on the Capitol during the counting of electoral votes. He did this despite the obvious and well known threats of violence that day. President Trump also violated his oath of office by failing to protect the Capitol, the Vice President, and others in the Capitol. Each and every one of these conclusions compels me to support conviction,” he said.
And it is not the first time Romney exposed himself as who he really is. The senator and former Republican nominee for president led the charge against President Trump during his first impeachment.
In a speech in the Senate Romney gave his reasons for voting to impeach the president the first time.
“The allegations made in the articles of impeachment are very serious,” he said in the Senate during the first impeachment. “As a senator juror I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious, my faith is at the heart of who I am.”
“I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” the senator said. “I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.”
“The grave question the Constitution tasks Senators to answer is whether the president committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to a level of a high crime and misdemeanor,” Romney said. “Yes, he did. The president asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival. The president withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. The president delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders. The president’s purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust. What he did was not perfect, no, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security, and our fundamental values.”
“Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destruction violation of ones oath of office that I can imagine,” he said. “I acknowledge that my verdict will not remove the president from office.”
This is who Romney is. A political opportunist who will say and do anything to elevate himself. He is likely still smarting from his defeat to former President Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
Add to that the fact that he watched a political novice and businessman, Donald Trump, d what he could not do and attain the presidency and what you get is a bitter man.
Romney is part of the old guard. The Republicans who get together with Democrats in smoke filled rooms and make deals that affect your life.
The new Republican Party, the one led by former President Trump, does not apologize for being conservative and does not make deals with people who want to sell our nation to the highest bidder.
That is what Romney cannot get past and it is why he continues to expose himself as a swamp creature.