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

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Romney's TRUST Act is a Trojan Horse to cut seniors' benefits Republicans, please save your party MORE (R-Utah) said in a Sunday interview that Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Michigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Newly sworn in Republican House member after Capitol riot: 'I regret not bringing my gun to D.C.' MORE (R-Mich.) "reached a different conclusion" than he did on impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' 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 TapperEx-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter Maryland GOP governor says he would have voted to convict Trump Democratic senator defends decision not to call witnesses: 'They weren't going to get more Republican votes' 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s report "reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."