CNN’s Baldwin praises Romney: ‘Extraordinary’ moment of ‘pure honesty and emotion’
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin praised Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Wednesday for announcing he will vote to convict President Trump in the impeachment trial, making the Utah Republican the only GOP senator to break ranks with his party.
“Wow, that was extraordinary. That was a moment we haven’t seen very often from a member of the U.S. government,” Baldwin said on “CNN Newsroom.”
“That was pure honesty and emotion from Mitt Romney,” she added.
“Voters will make the final decision, just as the president’s lawyers have implored. My vote will likely be in the minority in the Senate,” Romney said on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon, just hours before senators were slated to vote on the two articles of impeachment against Trump.
CNN analyst John Avlon called Romney’s remarks on the Senate floor “a true profile-in-courage speech.”
Romney’s vote could prove problematic if he decides to seek a second Senate term in 2024.