Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) complimented Michigan Republican Representative Justin Amash for expressing his view that President Trump committed actions that are impeachable.
Romney’s expression of support for Amash was limited to the Representatives’ decision to describe his feelings but not on his impeachment conclusion.
Romney does not believe President Trump’s actions with regard to the investigation of Russia interference was impeachable.
The Senator made the comment during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper.”
Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday called a GOP congressman’s call for impeaching President Donald Trump “a courageous statement” while maintaining that impeachment is not warranted based on the special counsel’s report.
Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” Romney said, “My own view is that Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have.
On Twitter, Amash criticized Attorney General William Barr and concluded President Trump committed impeachable offenses.
Amash emphasized he came to his conclusion after reading the unredacted version of the Mueller report.
Here are my principal conclusions:
1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
During the interview, Romney also disagreed with the recent law in Alabama restricting abortions.
Romney also recently voted against a federal judge who was nominated by President Trump.
Sen. Mitt Romney is the only Republican to vote against President Trump’s judicial pick, Michael Truncale, who called President Obama an “un-American impostor” in the past. pic.twitter.com/FCMNkpLIVo
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 19, 2019
Romney continues to be a throne in the side of President Trump.
Since Romney does not believe President Trump’s conduct was impeachable, he could have stated he disagrees with Amash without saying it was “a courageous statement.”
Saying Amash was wrong was sufficient but Romney apparently wanted to use the interview to tweak the president.