Meanwhile, Republicans say Democrats have been trying to impeach Trump since he took office and rushed through impeachment in an attempt to remove the president from ballot in the 2020 presidential election.
"Because of the Republican Senate's betrayal of the Constitution, the President remains an ongoing threat to American democracy, with his insistence that he is above the law and that he can corrupt the elections if he wants to".
Romney, along with Susan Collins of ME also voted last week in favor of allowing new witnesses and documents at the trial.
"In just three short years, we have shattered the mentality of American Decline and we have rejected the downsizing of America's destiny, he said". The House's impeachment of Trump, with its huge political risks for majority Democrats, was about to be dispatched by the Republican-led Senate.
Pelosi, who made this known in a statement released in Washington, D.C. after Trump's victory at the Senate yesterday, said as far as she was concerned, Trump is impeached forever. "They initiated it. They thought this was a great idea", McConnell told reporters.
Trump's acquittal assured, Democrats still push for conviction in trial
He is one of the potential Democratic swing votes who could vote to acquit the president when the jurors vote on Wednesday. Among the material was more than 28,000 pages of documents gathered during the House impeachment inquiry.
Pressley, who often refers to the Republican Trump as "the occupant of the White House", said that Trump's presidency is "not legitimate", and that he "does not embody the principles, the responsibility, the grace, nor the integrity that is required of the President of the United States". The second article failed 53-47.
The chamber's top Republican, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, again slammed the impeachment drive of House Democrats as "the most rushed, least fair and least thorough" in history and confirmed that he will vote to acquit Trump. "I shredded the state of his mind address", she said.
Alabama Sen. Doug Jones said he would vote to convict Trump on Wednesday. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, also said she would vote "no" on witnesses, effectively killing the measure.
House Democrats argued during the trial that Trump's abuse of presidential power was unprecedented when he held up almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an announcement by that country to investigate potential Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Romney called his decision about how to judge Trump was "the most hard decision I have ever faced".
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Throughout the speech, Pelosi's official Twitter account posted a steady stream of attacks and broadsides on the president and his record, including calling him "a liar" and sniping at Trump for taking credit for the negotiation of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal without acknowledging Pelosi's work on it.