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Trump Jr. says Romney ‘should be expelled’ from the GOP

President Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., condemned Sen. Mitt Romney (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 Biden “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 Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (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.

Tags Donald Trump Impeachment Joe Biden Lisa Murkowski Mitt Romney Republican Party Senate trial Susan Collins

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