Romney: ‘It’s Pretty Clear’ Trump’s Senate Impeachment Trial Is Constitutional

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is certain the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is constitutional.

CNN’s Dana Bash noted several of Romney’s colleagues are arguing it is not constitutional to convict a president who has left office.

She asked Romney if he agrees.

“I’ll, of course, hear what the lawyers have to say for each side, but I think it’s pretty clear that the effort is constitutional,” Romney said.

Bash went on to ask Romney if it was appropriate Trump was impeached by the House.

“I believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not, what is?” Romney continued.

Watch his comments below:

He accused Trump of “firing up” a crowd and encouraging them to march down to the U.S. Capitol at the same time lawmakers were certifying the Electoral College results.

“These allegations are very serious. They haven’t been defended yet by the president. He deserves a chance to have that heard. I think it’s important for us to go through the normal justice process and for there to be resolution,” Romney added.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the trial will begin during the week of Feb. 8, as IJR reported.

“During that period, the Senate will continue to do other business for the American people, such as Cabinet nominations and the COVID relief bill which would provide relief for millions of Americans who are suffering during this pandemic,” Schumer said during a speech on the Senate floor.

A spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he was satisfied with the timeline.

“This is a win for due process and fairness,” Doug Andres said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was pressed on whether impeaching Trump would undermine the message of unity, as IJR reported.

“I’m not worried about that,” Pelosi said.

Responses

  1. Sour Grapes is all Romney spits out! I agree with Sandra. If anyone should spend months in his basement It’s Romney.

  2. Mitt Romney is a loser. If he is trying to worm his way back to running again he is wasting his time. Other than his home state there would be no support for him. He is a RINO puke. He proved his treason already.

  3. Oh my gosh, he is so transparent! He wants Trump out of the way so he can run again!! I would vote for Mickey Mouse before I’d vote for him!

    1. Mitt Romney is currently 73 years old, despite his handsome, youthful looks. What makes you think that he would be interested in running again at the age of 77, Julie?

  4. Says a non attorney who founded and ran an investment fund operation. Wonder how much he still owns…

  5. It’s pretty clear? The Constitution says otherwise. The purpose of an impeachment is to remove a person from office, not exact revenge against a political opponent. They need to get rid of the increasingly senile, bitter, vindictive Speaker of the House.

      1. You missed the point of the legislation and insurrection is not part of this discussion, legality is. Impeachment is the conviction and removal from office. PRESIDENT Trump is no longer in office.

        1. I missed nothing, Jen. An impeachment process is meant to determine guilt of an official, the Senate is tasked with trying to determine what punishment is appropriate, if any. Glen is wrong. You are wrong because insurrection is the reason for the second impeachment. There was another possible reason for impeaching him, too. It wasn’t used, though. You aren’t going to deflect away from what President Who? did and get away with it around here, Jen.

        2. BTW, “PRESIDENT Trump is no longer in office.” Jen

          WHO CARES? He was impeached while in office and you don’t get to use a “Get out of Jail Free” card just because your term ends or you resign from your post before your sentence is metted out. No way. That’s not how this works. Grow up, Jen. This isn’t sandbox politics where you get to just make shit up.

    1. I totally agree with you Glen, Pisslosy is becoming more wicked witch of the west everyday and should be immediately removed from the speakers position !!!!!!!!

  6. “I think it’s pretty clear that the effort is constitutional.” Romney

    Uh, yeah, that’s why President Who? got impeached for the second time.

    We MUST elect better politicians.

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