Romney impeachment vote heartens some, angers others in Utah

LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even though Mitt Romney's status as one of few Republicans willing to publicly criticize President Donald Trump is well known is his adopted home state, his unequivocal speech before voting yes on impeachment Wednesday caught many in Utah by surprise. Republicans in the state are unusually divided on the president, so while some were heartened to see Romney cast what he described as an agonizing vote dictated by his conscience, Trump supporters were left angry and frustrated. Still, with four years to go before any re-election campaign, Romney has a long time to explain his vote to an electorate with a deep well of goodwill that gives him a celebrity-like status. "There will be ramifications," said Jason Perry, director of t
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