Sen. Romney breaks with GOP, will vote to convict Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney says he’ll vote to convict President Donald Trump. That makes the GOP senator from Utah the first and likely only Republican in the Senate’s impeachment trial who will break ranks and favor removing Trump from office. Romney was his party’s 2012 presidential nominee, and he’s clashed often with Trump. Romney says he believes Trump was guilty of “an appalling abuse of public trust” when Trump pressured Ukraine’s leaders to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump is virtually certain to be acquitted by the GOP-run Senate, where 67 votes would be required to remove the president. The final votes are set for later Wednesday.