At appearance in Denver, Mitt Romney gets standing ovation for his impeachment vote

At appearance in Denver, Mitt Romney gets standing ovation for his impeachment vote
Mitt Romney explains his impeachment vote, Feb 2020. CBS News video

[Ed. – If you guessed this was at an event held in the academic world, you were right.]

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) received a standing ovation in Denver on Friday night over his vote to convict President Trump for abuse of power. …

The discussion held at the university’s [University of Denver] School of International Studies was hosted by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, a nonprofit established by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former prime minister of Denmark.

Rasmussen opened the discussion by praising Romney. “I am so honored to be onstage with what I would say is a true profile in courage,” Rasmussen said, prompting a standing ovation from the group of nearly 300 people in the university’s auditorium, the Post reported.

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“There are a couple of times I have said things or taken positions that were more expedient than they were based upon conviction. I remember those things precisely, and I regret them enormously,” Romney said. “Years, decades later, and I’m not going to do that anymore.”

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