Watch: Romney Uses New Bolton ‘Evidence’ To His Advantage
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) ran to MSNBC on Monday morning to talk about new witnesses at the Senate impeachment trial and the recent development over an excerpt from John Bolton’s upcoming book.
Romney said that it’s “increasingly likely” there will be enough Republican senators to vote “yes” on calling witnesses in the President ongoing trial, meaning this could go on for weeks.
No doubt he is using Bolton’s report as cover for his decision to vote for witnesses because he has lost the support of Republicans in Utah.
“I think, with the story (about Bolton’s book) that came out yesterday, it’s increasingly apparent that it would be important to hear from John Bolton,” Romney told reporters. Romney said he hasn’t fully made up his mind on calling witnesses, but what Bolton has to say is “relevant” and “therefore I’d like to hear it.”
“I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton,” Romney said. “I’ve spoken with others who’ve opined upon this as well.”
Senator Susan Collins has now come out and said that the reports about John Bolton’s book have “strengthened the case for witnesses.”
My statement on Bolton developments. pic.twitter.com/3M59J7suts
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) January 27, 2020
Four republicans must break ranks and vote with Democrat senators in order for new witnesses to be called in the impeachment trial. Murkowski said on Monday as well, “I’ve said before I’m curious about what Ambassador Bolton might have to say. I’m still curious.”
The one hold out is Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and he said, “After we’ve heard all the arguments after we heard the questions and the answers to the questions and we’ve studied the record then we’ll have that vote. And at that time, I’ll make a decision about whether I think they need additional evidence.”
Senator Lindsey Graham has said that he would like to subpoena the manuscript of the book.
“I want to know what’s in the manuscript. Yeah I think that’s important,” said Graham, R-S.C..
I just can’t help but feel like this is another Kavanaugh style fake news bookselling hit job. The fact that these Senators are falling for this is ridiculous. Romney is just using this Bolton report to try and get some support back from his constituents.
Romney may annoy you but you’ll love knowing that when the President’s defense team did this “blood drained from Adam Schiff’s face,” and Biden contradicted what a Democrat impeachment witness said.