Video: Lee says Romney’s vote to convict Trump was wrong

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Sen. Mike Lee says he disagrees with Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial isn’t playing well in Utah and among his fellow Republicans.

“Some people might be happy with it who might be called Democrats. For the most part, Republicans are very upset about it. I disagree with it,” said Lee on Fox News Wednesday night.

Lee said Romney’s decision to vote in favor of convicting the president was in error because it wasn’t based on any sound legal footing. 

“Let’s not pretend there were any valid bases for impeaching Donald Trump. These were deeply flawed, fatally flawed and defective impeachment charges not backed by a scintilla of credible evidence, and they should be ashamed of themselves for supporting it,” said Lee.

Senate Republicans have threatened to open an investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine following the conclusion of the impeachment trial. Lee said America may be suffering from “investigation fatigue,” but going after Biden would be a legitimate probe.

“I don’t think any of that would have been on the forefront but for the fact the Democrats focused so intently on this issue during the impeachment proceedings in the Senate. I think in many ways it almost forced the hand of Republicans to look into it,” said Lee. 

Watch the clip below via Fox News: