SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mike Lee will attend a high-priced fundraiser for his reelection campaign today at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, a day after defending Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote in the Senate impeachment trial.
Lee released a statement through his campaign website Friday saying there is no cause for alarm when, in the rare instance, he and Romney disagree with each other or with most Senate Republicans.
“To the contrary, it shows that neither one of us blindly defers to anyone. We each do our own homework and then, after conferring with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle and with each other, we reach our own conclusions,” Lee wrote.
Lee voted last week to acquit Trump, while Romney voted to convict him. Lee also deemed an impeachment trial of a former president unconstitutional and called it a “farce.” Romney said the House impeached Trump while he was president and the Senate should not give up its power to hold him accountable for…
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