Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday he was “sickened” by President Trump and other members of his team after reviewing special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.
“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Romney said in a statement on Twitter.
“I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia—including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine,” he added, referring to Paul Manafort, who faces serious prison time for his role in the scandal.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee, was one of only a few GOP lawmakers to criticize the president.
He called it “good news” that Mueller didn’t find evidence of collusion or a crime, which he said would have “taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis.”
And he also chided Trump for not living up to the country’s founding ideals.
“Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders,” he said.