Hours after Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was the first in U.S. history to vote to impeach the president of his own party, President Donald Trump tweeted a video calling out Romney as a “Democrat secret asset.”
“Slick, slippery, stealthy – Mitt Romney had us fooled,” the conservative Club for Growth ad produced Oct. 16, 2019 began.
“Posing as a Republican, he tried to infiltrate Trump’s administration as Secretary of State. Now his cover is blown, exposed by news reports as a Democrat secret asset.”
Romney was the only Republican to vote with Democrats on the first article of impeachment, abuse of power, in a 52-48 vote that led to Trump’s acquittal Wednesday.
“Today, the sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats ended in the full vindication and exoneration of President Donald J. Trump,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham wrote in a statement after the acquittal on both articles, including obstruction of Congress (53-47 straight down party lines). “As we have said all along, he is not guilty. The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment, and only the president’s political opponents – all Democrats, and one failed Republican presidential candidate – voted for the manufactured impeachment articles.”
Trump also tweeted a video of Democrats’ dismissive, resistant, and if not angry response to his State of the Union address to the somber Nazareth tune “Love Hurts.”