Sen. Romney acted on his conscience

However you feel about the impeachment of Donald Trump, it must be clear that Mitt Romney could have made his remaining political career a great deal easier by voting with his Republican colleagues.

Naturally, Trump scoffs at the reasoning that Romney put forward, and places small-minded revenge as his motivation. Given the fact that senator is not stupid, and must be fully aware of the barbs he has laid himself open to by choosing this difficult path. I am inclined to accept his explanation at face value. He has a conscience.

This is something that the president cannot conceive of, and 52 other Republican senators don’t seem to be burdened with. So he calls Mitt Romney’s faith “a crutch.” I think wistfully of George Bush and his hope for “a kinder and gentler nation.” Apparently we have quite a way to go.

Tony Smith

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