Trump Jr. says Romney 'should be expelled' from the GOP

President TrumpDonald TrumpGaetz was denied meeting with Trump: CNN Federal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Police in California city declare unlawful assembly amid 'white lives matter' protest MORE’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., condemned Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTwo sheriff's deputies shot by gunman in Utah Romney blasts end of filibuster, expansion of SCOTUS On management of Utah public lands, Biden should pursue an accountable legislative process MORE (R-Utah) for his decision to vote to convict the president for abuse of power, saying he "should be expelled" from the Republican Party.

Trump Jr. took to Twitter to denounce the Utah senator, claiming that he is “forever bitter that he will never be” president.

“He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now,” the president’s son tweeted. “He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP.”


Trump Jr.’s tweet followed Romney’s announcement that he will vote to convict the president in the Senate impeachment trial.

The Utah senator and 2012 presidential candidate was the first Republican to break from his party and say he would vote to convict Trump on a single impeachment charge of abuse of power.


In his Wednesday announcement, Romney called Trump’s attempts to withhold military aid to Ukraine in the hope that the country would announce a political investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFederal Reserve chair: Economy would have been 'so much worse' without COVID-19 relief bills Biden to meet Monday with bipartisan lawmakers about infrastructure Jill Biden gives shout out to Champ, Major on National Pet Day MORE “appalling” and “flagrant.”

The House passed two articles of impeachment against Trump in December, accusing him of abuse of power in his dealings with Ukraine and obstruction of Congress in his handling of the impeachment probe itself.

The GOP-led Senate is expected to acquit him of the charges on Wednesday evening after Republicans voted last week to bring the trial to an end without additional witnesses or documentation, which had been demanded by Democrats.

Two other moderates, Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden assails 'epidemic' of gun violence amid SC, Texas shootings Biden-GOP infrastructure talks off to rocky start Moderate GOP senators and Biden clash at start of infrastructure debate MORE (R-Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiTrump looms large over GOP donor retreat in Florida Top GOP super PAC endorses Murkowski amid primary threat Biden-GOP infrastructure talks off to rocky start MORE (R-Alaska), have said they will vote to acquit Trump. Collins had previously voted with Romney in support of additional witnesses and documentation last week.

Romney has faced backlash in the past among Republicans for his criticism of Trump, and organizers of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference last week told the Utah senator he was unwelcome at the event after he voted for more witnesses and documentation in the Senate trial.