Mitt Romney: GOP Rep. Justin Amash Is "Courageous" To Call For Trump Impeachment


In an interview Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Mitt Romney said that fellow Republican Rep. Justin Amash was "courageous" to call for President Trump's impeachment based on his reading of the Mueller report. Romney said he was "troubled" by what he read in the report but he doesn’t think impeachment is the right way to go.

SEN. MITT ROMNEY: Well, I think every individual has to make their own judgment. I think it helps to actually have read the entire document. It's a long document. It took me two full days to get through it. And the second volume is a more difficult one to get through than the first. So, hopefully, more people read it. But I think there are a lot of people that want to reserve judgment until this has all played out. My own view is that Justin Amash has reached a different conclusion than I have. I respect him. I think it's a courageous statement.

As I read the report, I was troubled by it. It was very disappointing, for a number of reasons. But it did not suggest to me that this was time to call for impeachment…. I -- I don't think impeachment is the right way to go. I think, in part -- one of the things that is difficult in order to make a case for obstruction of justice or impeachment is whether or not there was intent. And when there's not an underlying crime, I think it's difficult to put together an effective case to prosecute for those crimes.

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