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Watch: Romney to vote to convict Trump

The Utah Republican is the first to break ranks

Sen. Mitt Romney talks with reporters in the Senate subway on January 28, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Mitt Romney talks with reporters in the Senate subway on January 28, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

In an emotional floor speech, Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney said he would break with his party and vote to convict Trump. The vote makes him the first person in U.S. history to vote to convict a member of his own party in an impeachment trial of a president.

“I am profoundly religious. My faith is an essential part of who I am,” Romney said, as he talked about taking an oath before God to be an impartial juror.

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