Mitt Romney faces backlash for defying Trump on impeachment

“Don’t do this again:” that’s the message of U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to the Democratic-led House of Representatives after the Republican-controlled chamber acquitted President Trump in his impeachment trial.

“They thought this was a great idea and at least for the short term, it has been a colossal political mistake.”

The Senate voted 52-to-48 to acquit Trump of abuse of power over his request for Ukraine to investigate his political rival, former vice president, Joe Biden.

Republican Senator Mitt Romney joined the Democrats in voting to convict.

Romney later joined the rest of the Republicans in voting, 53-to-47 to acquit Trump of obstruction of Congress, over the blocking of witnesses and documents sought by the house.

For Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, Trump’s acquittal was one of the largest cover-ups in American history.

“I believe the American people will know who stood in the way of truth, who were afraid of the facts, who covered up. And make no mistake about it, the drip, drip, drip of evidence is going to keep coming out.”

On Twitter, Trump said, he will soon be making a public statement on what he describes as America’s victory on the impeachment hoax.

Trump’s son also slammed Romney for voting to convict his father of abuse of power, and called for Romney’s expulsion from the Republican party.

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