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- The tweet was published by a parody account.
- Mitt Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Donald Trump of abuse of power.
- There’s no evidence any of his sons have served on the board of any energy company with ties to Ukraine.
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republcan to vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power. Attorney General William Barr appeared to acknowledge that on Twitter on Feb. 5, at least if you saw this Facebook post.
The Feb. 6 post features a screenshot of tweet from "A.G. William Barr," whose Twitter handle is @AGWilliamBarr.
"BREAKING NEWS," the Feb. 5 tweet says, "Senator Mitt Romney is the only Republican Senator who voted to remove President Trump from office… IN A COMPLETELY UNRELATED STORY Senator Mitt Romney is also the only Republican Senator who has a son who sits on the board of a Ukrainian Energy Company."
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"The Official PARODY Account of the Attorney General with the USA," the Twitter bio says. "Followed by Corn Pop, Blocked by Pierre Delecto & RT’d by Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists."
As for whether Romney has a son on the board of a "Ukrainian Energy Company," we’ve already fact-checked that. There’s no evidence any of his sons have served on the board of any energy company with ties to Ukraine.
We rate this Facebook post False.
Facebook post, Feb. 6, 2020
Tweet, Feb. 5, 2020
@AGWilliamBarr Twitter account, visited Feb. 6, 2020
The Washington Post, No senator ever voted to remove a president of his party from office. Until Mitt Romney, Feb. 5, 2020
PolitiFact, Pelosi, Romney and Kerry don’t have sons working for companies linked to Ukraine, Oct. 10, 2019
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