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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:56 PM Jan 2020

Newest GOP senator accuses Romney of trying to 'appease the left' in favoring witnesses [View all]

A scathing barb from Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) accusing a fellow Republican of trying to “appease the left” was a rare example of a public intraparty feud amid President Trump’s impeachment trial.

But it was all the more head-scratching considering that the target of Loeffler’s attacks, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), has long been close to the appointed Georgia senator and the chamber’s newest member, with Loeffler and her husband being significant donors to Romney in the past.

What prompted the attack: Romney’s comments Monday that the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton, details of whose unpublished manuscript were published by the New York Times and other news outlets, made his testimony before the Senate all the more relevant.

“I think it’s increasingly likely that other Republicans will join those of us who think we should hear from John Bolton,” Romney said Monday. “It’s important to be able to hear from John Bolton for us to be able to make an impartial judgment.”


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