Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah announced in a press brief he will vote to convict President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.
He will vote only to convict Trump in the first article of impeachment addressing Trump’s handling of foreign policy with Ukraine. Romney will not vote to convict Trump over the “obstruction of justice” charge.
“This is the toughest decision I have ever faced,” Romney said during his press briefing.
According to The Atlantic, Romney used Alexander Hamilton’s treatise on impeachment in “Federalist No. 65” to come to his decision to convict. Romney said Trump’s attempt to persuade Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelinksy to reduce corruption rose to the levels of high crimes and misdemeanors he deemed impeachable.