Romney says it’s ‘very likely’ he’ll join Democrats in pushing for impeachment trial witnesses

Sen. Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, said it’s “very likely” he will join with Democrats in calling for witnesses in the Senate’s impeachment trial.

“I think it’s very likely I’ll be in favor of witnesses, but I haven’t made a decision finally yet and I won’t until the testimony is completed,” the Utah Republican told reporters on Saturday following the first day of arguments from the president’s legal team.

When asked about Trump’s defense, Romney replied, “I just don’t have any comments on the process or the evidence until the trial is over.”

Prior to the beginning of the trial on Tuesday when Democrat House managers began presenting their case, Romney said he would like to hear from former National Security Adviser John Bolton after he said he would be willing to testify before the Senate.

“I would like to hear from John Bolton and other witnesses, but at the same time I’m comfortable with the Clinton impeachment model when we have opening arguments first and then we have a vote on whether to have witnesses,” Romney said earlier this month.

But, in all, four Republicans would have to join Democrats to vote in favor of subpoenas and witnesses in the case, which could potentially trigger a lengthy court battle that would extend the trial, The Epoch Times reported.

Romney’s comments about allowing witnesses came following more than 20 hours’ worth of oral arguments from House impeachment managers led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.). The House voted for two articles of impeachment December 19, one for “abuse of power” and the other for “obstructing Congress.”

Republicans have argued that neither reaches the constitutional requirement of impeaching presidents for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Democrats allege Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine in exchange for an investigation by Kiev into possible corruption involving 2020 rival Joe Biden.

A transcript of a phone conversation Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky does not show that the president made such a demand.

On Saturday, Trump’s lawyers, led by Pat Cipollone, pushed back against the impeachment managers’ allegations, saying there was no pressure from the White House or any evidence of a quid pro quo, The Epoch Times reported.

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13 thoughts on “Romney says it’s ‘very likely’ he’ll join Democrats in pushing for impeachment trial witnesses”

  1. Just another RINO traitor who’d rather have one of the left-wing dem candidates as president. Why is he still a member of the GOP?

  2. Way to go Utah. Romney is a Liberal no matter what party he runs under.
    Being Mormon doesn’t necessarily make on Conservative.

  3. Mitt is very envious of Trump. Mitt had his chance and gave it away, almost appeared to be intentional to many of us. He seemingly only thinks of himself and is an opportunist. An absolute RINO, please step aside – do the right thing and support your President!

  4. He has already lost most of his base in Utah due to his pandering to the dems. At the rate he’s going, he’ll be lucky to get a dog-catcher election

  5. Mormon=beholden and created by jewish freemasonry. Just another protective proxy group created or if necessary, infiltrated by the usurious, secretive, nepotistic OWO/NWO global parasites.

  6. The Romneys wrap themselves in the American FLAG
    but never wrap themselves in an American UNIFORM.
    “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”
    (1) Great Grandpa Romney ran to Mexico to dodge American polygamy laws
    (2) Grandpa Romney FLIP-FLOPPED back to America when Mexico got dangerous.
    (3) Daddy Romney NEVER SERVED through WWII and Korea.
    (4) MITTENS Romney used “missionary” deferments to DODGE the Viet Nam draft.
    (5) FIVE sons, and NOT ONE ever wore an AMERICAN UNIFORM.
    FIVE GENERATIONS, NINE “males”, and NOT ONE actually loved America enough to serve this Nation. The only thing “conservative” about the Romney Family is conserving THEIR OWN BEHINDS.
    They hide their money OUTSIDE this country ….so they are always ready for a quick get-away just like Grandpaw did when he ran to Mexico..
    No Romney ever comes back missing a limb, in a box, or with PTSD …….. because no Romney ever SERVES.
    The Romneys love war …… because they get RICH but they never ever risk getting HURT.

  7. Romney is just a RINO crying out for attention. He wants to be a “maverick” (like McCain thought he was), which in reality, is just being self-serving and keeping people guessing. Hopefully, Romney’s constituents will let him know that they disapprove of his behavior and not vote for him in the future, although he has a long time remaining on this term.

  8. Romney is a Mormon. He carpetbagged into Utah to use Mormon Church backing to win a senate seat. Few voters anyplace else in the nation want this turncoat RINO in elected office, but the Mormon Church hierarchy put him into office by pushing him onto their members. I suspect that when Romney is up for reelection the church hierarchy will find silent resistance is rampant amongst their previously compliant flock. Look for Mittens to be a one-term senator.

  9. Romney is a closet demonrat. Go away no one likes you loser. Trump a real winner, Romney and demonrats true losers.

  10. Pierre Delecto…read the Constitution and the powers granted to the POTUS. Do not continue this farce at taxpayer expense any longer. This is a Democrat hit job against the President for the 2020 election, these are not impeachable offenses even if they were true which they are not. Your constituents and the American voter/taxpayer are DONE. Put Soro$ on hold for one minute and think about our Republic not some globalist dream of the NWO of which you have been promised some bit part.

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