Romney speaks in favor of continuing impeachment trial, possibly convicting Trump

Posted at 12:07 AM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 02:17:59-05

This week, the Senate is expected to take up the former President Donald Trump impeachment trial.

The impeachment already passed in the House of Representatives.

Now, questions remain: Will Democrats be able to convince enough Republicans to break with the former president and convince them to convict Trump of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot?

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah says he studied law review articles that show holding an impeachment trial for a former president is constitutional — a stance that puts Romney at odds with some of his colleagues.

Romney also seems to be in favor convicting Trump, although he said he believes the former president deserves a chance to defend himself in court.

"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 said Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

Romney, Rubio on impeachment process