BUSINESS + ECONOMY

Utah Senators on impeachment trial: Romney pledges open mind; Lee says defense is strong

Jan 21, 2020, 9:01 AM | Updated: Aug 30, 2022, 3:34 pm
Biden moratorium Romney lee approval, Romney earmarks...
Sens Mike Lee (left) and Mitt Romney (right) (US Senate)
(US Senate)

WASHINGTON DC– Utah Senator Mitt Romney sent a letter to constituents ahead of the impeachment trial in the senate.

He wrote he will oppose efforts to decide on witnesses and evidence before opening arguments.

He’s sticking to the plan modeled after President Clinton’s impeachment trial. But he’s only one of a few Republicans to do so.

Romney said he goes into this with an open mind, recognizing his solemn responsibility to fulfill his oath.

 

Mike Lee


Meanwhile, Senator Mike Lee says the defense is straight forward. He told the Deseret News he anticipates a defense from President Trump that won’t pull any punches.

He says they’ll argue the entire proceeding has been unfair, and the merits of the case can’t hold up.

“In my view, up until this point, we’ve heard witness after witness in the house of representatives, and we’ve heard nothing new really since October. What we’ve seen is witnesses that have stated their opinion, but nothing that points to an impeachable defense,” Lee told KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic.

Lee said the Obstruction of Congress article is a made-up thing, and the President did not do anything wrong in that phone call to Ukraine.

See also:

Trump impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

Today’s Top Stories

Business + Economy

intermountain healthcare...
Mark Jones

Name change coming to Intermountain Healthcare next year

In 2023, Intermountain Healthcare will change its name to Intermountain Health.
21 hours ago
Inland Port Authority Plan...
Becky Bruce

The plan to build an inland port/commerce hub is on hold

The announcement comes about a week after a state audit suggested that the Utah Inland Port Authority needs a master plan.
21 hours ago
Office space may look more like this work from home setup in the future in Utah...
Adam Small

Working from home associated with increase in housing prices, study finds

One reason for the increase could be the extra space needed as our homes became our offices when working from home.
21 hours ago
Intermountain milestone 1 million tests...
Mark Jones

Intermountain Healthcare purchases land near Ephraim

Intermountain Healthcare has plans to develop 35 acres of land in the Ephraim area into a new hospital.
2 days ago
On Monday, David Rice was named president and CEO of Associated Food Stores. Photo credit: Associat...
Mark Jones

Associated Food Stores name David Rice as its new CEO/President

On Monday, Associated Food Stores named David Rice as its new CEO and president.
2 days ago
Draper City is suing, Geneva Rock, a mining company at the Point of the Mountain. The city is conce...
Jessica Lowell & Allie Litzinger

Draper City suing Geneva Rock, the mining company at Point of the Mountain

Draper City is suing, Geneva Rock, a mining company at the Point of the Mountain over concerns about what the company's mining activity will do to the area.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Utah Senators on impeachment trial: Romney pledges open mind; Lee says defense is strong