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

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe 17 Republicans who voted to advance the Senate infrastructure bill Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal Trump slams Romney, Senate GOP over infrastructure deal MORE (R-Utah) said in a Sunday interview that Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash warns of turning lawmakers like Cheney into 'heroes' Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Biden: 'Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK' MORE (R-Mich.) "reached a different conclusion" than he did on impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt 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 TapperAly Raisman defends former teammate Biles: 'I'm proud of her' House Republican calls second bout of COVID-19 'far more challenging' Fauci says vulnerable populations may need vaccine booster shots 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."