In reference to Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-Utah) decision to vote "guilty" in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump -- the only Republican to vote with the Democrats -- conservative talk-radio icon Mark Levin said the Utah senator was "a petty, self-promoting, NeverTrumper" who joined with "radical Democrats" in their "assault on the Constitution."
On the Senate floor on Feb. 5, Romney said, "The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust.... [A] flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security, and our fundamental values. Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one's oath of office that I can imagine."
In an interview before his vote with FNC's Chris Wallace, Romney said, "There is a hymn, do what is right and that the consequence follows. I know in my heart that I'm doing what's right. The worst thing that already happened to me politically was losing the presidency in 2012."
Mark Levin, on Facebook and on Twitter, remarked, "Romney votes against Constitution with his vote today to remove a sitting president. The media and Democrats are quick to celebrate their only Republican vote. Some outlets seem to have known in advance. Imagine that. Endless softball interviews will follow."
"Romney believes history will judge him as a courageous lone voice," said Levin. "It won’t. He’ll be seen for what he is: a petty, self-promoting, NeverTrumper who has contributed to the Radical Democrats’ assault on the Constitution."
"While he’ll receive nonstop praise from the usual members of the unfree press, his vote is unprincipled despite his references to his faith. Shameful," said Levin. "There will be plenty of time to further elaborate in the days and weeks ahead."