(PatriotWise)- Failed presidential candidate and anti-Trump “Republican” Senator Mitt Romney incorrectly claimed on CNN on Sunday that it is “constitutional” to impeach a private citizen.
During an interview on the far-left propaganda network, the long-time anti-Trump agitator called for the conviction of President Donald Trump in the upcoming impeachment trial, after Democrats wrongly accused the president of supporting violence.
Romney told CNN that the former president had an “involvement” in violent riots that occurred on Capitol Hill on January 6, ignoring the wealth of evidence that proves otherwise.
President Donald Trump published a series of tweets, in the form of text and video, condemning the violence and telling people to protest peacefully. The FBI also confirmed that the tragic violence that unfolded in Washington, D.C. on January 6 was pre-organized and began before President Trump had finished his speech.
Mitt Romney argues on CNN that the Senate impeachment trial is constitutional: “It’s pretty clear that the effort is constitutional.”
He adds: “I believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not, what is?”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 24, 2021
While the president told a crowd of supporters that he would continue his fight to Make America Great Again, and reminded them of the importance of election integrity, a gang of left-wing and right-wing extremists, along with a CNN reporter, stormed the Capitol Building.
Senator Mitt Romney, however, told CNN that the president was culpable and it is constitutional to impeach him despite him now being a private citizen.
“It’s pretty clear that the effort is constitutional,” Romney claimed. “I believe that what is being alleged and what we saw, which is incitement to insurrection, is an impeachable offense. If not, what is?”
Well, an incitement to insurrection, whereby somebody tells supporters to violently attack a government building and those within it, would fit the bill. But there is no evidence to show that President Donald Trump did this, and a wealth of evidence showing that he encouraged only peaceful protest.
The impeachment trial is expected to begin on February 8 and President Trump is currently drawing up his legal defense team. The Senate does not currently have the numbers needed to wrongly convict the former president.