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

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney: Trump asking Ukraine to investigate political rival 'would be troubling in the extreme' Bolton replacement inherits tough challenges — including Trump Bipartisan group of senators urges FDA to pull most e-cigarettes immediately MORE (R-Utah) said in a Sunday interview that Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashThe Hill's Morning Report - Pompeo condemns Iran for 'act of war' while Trump moves with caution Trump's 'soldier of fortune' foreign policy Amash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' MORE (R-Mich.) "reached a different conclusion" than he did on impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' 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 TapperWhite House officials, Giuliani come to Trump's defense on Ukraine allegations Mnuchin says Iran tensions 'worse' because plan 'is working' Mnuchin on Trump's call with Ukraine president: 'Things are being implied that just don't exist' 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 MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE’s report "reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."