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

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said in a Sunday interview that Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) “reached a different conclusion” than he did on impeaching President Trump. 

“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.”

{mosads} 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 Tapper 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 Mueller’s report “reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.”

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