Enjoyed meeting with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the President’s nominee to serve as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. We had an informative, wide-ranging discussion about her impressive background and judicial philosophy. Look forward to her upcoming @SenJudiciary testimony. [Photo Credit: Office of Senator Mitt Romney Wikimedia Commons]
The former president was informed of his indictment in a probe into his handling of classified documents on Friday.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) remarked in a statement that Donald Trump had “brought these charges upon himself” following the announcement.
Romney likened the charge to the two impeachments that the former president faced while in office.
The senator disregarded his party both times to support the conviction of Trump.
“Mr. Trump brought these charges upon himself by not only taking classified documents, but by refusing to simply return them when given numerous opportunities to do so,” Romney said.
“By all appearances, the Justice Department and special counsel have exercised due care, affording Mr. Trump the time and opportunity to avoid charges that would not generally have been afforded to others.” he continued.
“These allegations are serious and if proven, would be consistent with his other actions offensive to the national interest, such as withholding defensive weapons from Ukraine for political reasons and failing to defend the Capitol from violent attack and insurrection,” he added.
According to his attorney Jim Trusty, Trump is accused of seven offenses, including breaking the Espionage Act, obstructing the court system, and making false statements.
On Tuesday, the former president is expected in court in Miami.