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Summary: The consequences of President Donald Trump’s “Save America Rally” speech could have been foreseen, but impeachment is the riskiest response.

Summary: Sen. Mitt Romney’s personality profile offers a glimpse into his underlying motives for voting to convict President Donald Trump on the impeachment article of abuse of power on Feb. 5, 2020. Specifically, Romney’s primary personality pattern — conscientiousness — induces him to be extraordinarily scrupulous in matters of morality and ethics, intolerant of deviance, and judgmental of those who do not uphold conventional rules and standards or follow the letter of the law.