who would've thought?
February 5, 2020

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will vote to convict President Trump of one impeachment charge against him.

Romney will vote to convict Trump of abuse of power but to acquit him of obstruction of Congress, he announced ahead of the official vote Wednesday. "I think the case was made," he told The New York Times in an interview, apparently "appearing by turns relieved and nervous — but also determined."

"I believe that attempting to corrupt an election to maintain power is about as egregious an assault on the Constitution as can be made," Romney continued. "And for that reason, it is a high crime and misdemeanor, and I have no choice under the oath that I took but to express that conclusion."

So far, Romney is the only Republican who's said he will break from his party. Moderate Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) confirmed earlier this week they'd vote to acquit Trump even though Collins had earlier sided with Romney in voting to call former National Security Adviser John Bolton as a witness in the Senate impeachment trial. Moderate Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (W.V.) said he was undecided on impeachment earlier this week. Kathryn Krawczyk

July 1, 2019

Fox News seems to treat President Trump a lot like how North Korean state TV treats Kim Jong Un.

It's true that Trump made history this past weekend, becoming the first U.S. leader to visit North Korea. But a variety of Fox News hosts took that to the next level, lauding how Trump had the "courage" to launch "a new era of diplomacy" by making the trip — phrases that North Korean state TV used to describe its own leader, a side-by-side comparison from The Daily Show reveals.

Following Trump's visit, Fox Business' Lou Dobbs remarked how the president "has now accomplished what no other American president has even had the courage or the vision to even attempt." Meanwhile, North Korea's propaganda-filled network praised Kim's "courageous leadership" in making the meeting happen. Fox News' Jeanine Pirro suggested that the visit was previously thought to be "totally impossible," while North Korean state TV wondered "who could have imagined that this moment was possible?" And Sean Hannity, a close confidante of Trump's, meanwhile described how Trump "ushered in a new era of diplomacy," while North Korean state TV called it a "new, triumphant era of diplomacy." Watch it all below. Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn Krawczyk

See More Speed Reads