Full text: Romney's speech on why he'll vote to convict Trump of abuse of power

Read his full remarks as prepared for delivery.

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By NBC News

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, became the lone GOP senator to break with his party Wednesday, announcing in a speech on the Senate floor that he would vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power — one of two articles of impeachment — in a vote expected later in the afternoon.

Read his full remarks as prepared for delivery, obtained by NBC News: