Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.) got choked up Wednesday while reflecting on Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R., Utah) floor speech about voting to remove President Donald Trump from office.

“There were tears in my eyes, and there are again as I hear him say those words, but what I thought is I would really like my four children to be like that,” he said on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront…

“It was a time, a moment when the full weight of my decision, conscience, and conviction hit me as well,” Blumenthal said. “So when I watched Senator Romney say those words, I felt sincerity from him that I have rarely seen, unfortunately, on the floor of the Senate or in many other places from people in public life.”