Head House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (D-CA) made waves earlier this month while presenting his case against President Donald Trump.
Schiff cited a CBS report that Republican Senators were warned that their heads would be "on a pike" if any of them voted to convict the President.
Moderate Republican Senators were furious when Schiff mentioned the report on the Senate floor, quickly denying there had been any strong-arming or threats of retaliation if their votes didn't align with the rest of the Republican majority. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said of Schiff's comment, "That's where he lost me." Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) shouted "That's not true" from her seat.
Both eventually voted to acquit the President.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) was the sole Republican to vote for conviction of the President on the article of abuse of power. He also cemented his place in history as the first U.S. Senator to vote for the conviction of a President in his own party in an impeachment trial.
As soon as Romney announced his vote, the President's eldest son—Don Jr.—led the charge to expel him from the Republican party, despite Romney being the Republican nominee only one presidential election cycle before Trump.
Other Trump supporters quickly followed Don Jr.'s lead, calling for Mitt Romney's removal from the GOP and disavowing him as a Republican.
The veracity of the "head on a pike" claims became self-evident with the reactions of Trump Jr. and other Republicans.
The President will be making an announcement reacting to the acquittal at noon on Thursday. To the surprise of some, he has yet to tweet about Mitt Romney's dissent.
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