Romney Cites Faith as Inspiring His Vote to Convict Trump

Religion News Service’s Jack Jenkins and Emily McFarlan Miller report that Romney referenced his Mormon faith and “an oath before God” in explaining his vote to convict Trump in the impeachment trial. “[M]y promise before God to apply impartial justice required that I put my personal feelings and biases aside. Were I to ignore the evidence that has been presented, and disregard what I believe my oath and the Constitution demands of me for the sake of a partisan end, it would, I fear, expose my character to history’s rebuke and the censure of my own conscience,” Romney said. Jenkins and McFarlan write, “His appeal to faith is likely to find a receptive audience among his fellow members of The Church of the Latter-day Saints in the Beehive State.”

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