BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Speaking to reporters Thursday afternoon, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker praised Sen. Mitt Romney for taking a stand against President Donald Trump—and criticized the actions Trump was impeached for.
"Obviously, when the original issues were raised with respect to the Ukraine, I said I thought they needed to be thoroughly vetted and investigated," he said. "I believe what the president did was wrong. I also believe that the entire process was a partisan mess, preordained from the beginning."
Baker also praised former Massachusetts Governor and current Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the sole Republican senator to vote to convict Trump during his impeachment trial.
At a press conference shortly before the Senate voted to acquit Trump, Romney announced he would be voting to convict the president on the impeachment charge of abuse of power.
"I've known Mitt Romney for a long time," Baker said. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for him, and I respect his decision. Now, it's going to be up to the voters to decide what they think of all this."
WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports