With Trump's Fate in the Balance, Romney Goes Silent

  • 01/24/2020 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
With Trump's Fate in the Balance, Romney Goes Silent
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Utah Senator and defeated 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's feud with President Donald Trump may be coming to a dramatic conclusion.

While Democrats don’t have the 67 votes needed to remove Trump from office, they are within striking distance on a serious of procedural votes intended to turn Trump’s impeachment hearings into a weeks-long smear campaign.

And with Romney potentially holding the deciding vote that could send Trump packing on Election Night while he stays in the Senate, the normally outspoken moderate has gone silent.

He’s already joined Democrats in calling for a parade of witnesses to testify about Trump’s alleged crimes.

But there may be more.

“I'm not going to be commenting on any of the process or the evidence until the process is over,” Romney said in an interview.

That’s left many wondering what Romney, who has long disliked Trump, is planning.

Romney slammed Trump’s Ukraine phone call, which set off the impeachment hearings, as “appalling and wrong.”  He also held a press conference to criticize Trump during the 2016 hearings and expressed support for former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation of the Trump campaign.

Romney has been reportedly polling senators to see what it would take for 14 Republican senators to vote to remove Trump.

That is unlikely, but Romney may be keeping his powder dry and waiting for an opportunity to pull the trigger on a vote setting up a line of attack on Trump by the eventual Democrat nominee.
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