The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

The fallout after Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote on Wednesday to convict the president on the charge he abused his power in the Ukraine scandal uncovered a disappointing political paradox: An electorate that craves political courage is frustrated by politicians who exhibit just that.

When asked what’s wrong with Washington, 72% of Americans — in equal amounts of Democrats and Republicans — say politicians are more concerned with reelection than they are with making the best decisions, according to a recent Public Affairs Council poll.

We’re certain Romney was not banking on reelection when he became the only senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president of his own party. Romney’s choice evidently sprang from a mixture of personal study and spiritual conviction. He told Deseret News reporter Matthew Brown that swearing an oath before God to “do impartial justice” is something he takes “very seriously.”

In the end, his convictions led him to make “the most difficult decision” that he has faced across his years in government.

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