Romney: Justin Amash 'reached a different conclusion' than I did on impeachment

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Democratic challenger leads Tillis by 1 point in North Carolina poll The Memo: Can Trump run as an outsider? MORE (R-Utah) said in a Sunday interview that Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashSupreme Court set to deliver ruling on census citizenship question Democrats seek to ban federal spending at Trump businesses DC theatre to host 11-hour reading of the Mueller report MORE (R-Mich.) "reached a different conclusion" than he did on impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE

"Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have," Romney, a frequent critic of Trump, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I respect him. I think it’s a courageous statement, but I believe that to make the case for obstruction of justice, you just don’t have the elements."

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 The former GOP presidential nominee also said that those who support impeachment should consider "practicality and politics."

"The American people just aren't there," he said. "I don’t think impeachment is the right way to go."

When CNN host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperCNN's Jake Tapper repeatedly presses Pence on whether he thinks climate change is a threat Castro pushes back on O'Rourke criticism of plan to decriminalize border crossings Pence: Reports of conditions in detention centers prove 'Congress has to act' MORE asked what Romney thinks of Trump morally, the senator said that was one area in which the president needs to improve. 

"The president has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character," he said. 

Amash, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, on Saturday tweeted that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump Schiff says Intel panel will hold 'series' of hearings on Mueller report MORE’s report "reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."