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

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGraham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet GOP senator will 'probably' vote for debt limit increase Five questions and answers about the debt ceiling fight MORE (R-Utah) said in a Sunday interview that Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashDemocrats defend Afghan withdrawal amid Taliban advance Vietnam shadow hangs over Biden decision on Afghanistan Kamala Harris and our shameless politics MORE (R-Mich.) "reached a different conclusion" than he did on impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump 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 TapperFrederica Wilson rails against Haitian deportation flights, calls treatment 'inhumane' WHIP LIST: How House Democrats say they'll vote on infrastructure bill Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s report "reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."