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Professor La Raja Comments on Sen. Mitt Romney's vote against President Trump

Raymond J. La Raja, political science and associate dean for program innovation in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, says U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote against President Donald J. Trump on one of the impeachment counts shows that Romney doesn’t want to be an ordinary senator. “Romney’s plan is to be a pre-eminent senator who has his own power base,” La Raja says. “Trump might not win [in November], so now who’s going to be a pivot player if there’s a Democratic presidential candidate? It’s going to be someone who stood up to Trump.” (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2/7/20)

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