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  • Mitt Romney Takes Veiled Swipe at Trump: ‘Cozy’ with Putin, Kim Jong-un

    07/23/2020 5:11:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) took a shot at President Donald Trump Tuesday, lobbing a veiled accusation that the president has gotten “cozy” with dictators such as North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. “I have no idea what’s going to happen with my party. I represent a very small slice of my party. The party has taken a different course. My party was very strong anti-dictators, anti-authoritarian leaders, anti people like Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin, and now the party seems to be more comfortable with people like that,” Romney stated during a webcast hosted by the Center for Strategic and International...
  • Romney campaign veterans turn on Trump and GOP, back Biden

    06/30/2020 5:19:28 PM PDT · by libh8er · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6.30.2020 | Stephen Dinan
    Veterans of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign are eyeing an alliance with Joseph R. Biden, looking to make a splash in announcing they have turned their backs on the GOP this year and will support the presumptive Democratic nominee instead. Micah Spangler, who was a staffer in southern Florida for the Republican Party during the race, told fellow campaign vets in emails Friday and over the weekend that he is working with the Biden team “to cultivate a network of Romney alums that want to help elect Joe in November.” In a separate email to The Washington Times, he said...
  • Vote for Trump? These Republican leaders aren’t on the bandwagon (Romney and Bush)

    06/06/2020 6:50:47 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 72 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/6/2020 | Some commie
    But, far sooner than they expected, growing numbers of prominent Republicans are debating how far to go in revealing that they won’t back his reelection — or might even vote for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee. They’re feeling a fresh urgency because of Trump’s incendiary response to the protests of police brutality, atop his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to people who spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose private discussions.
  • As Some Republicans Break With Trump Over Protests, Mitt Romney Posts Photo of Father Participating in a Civil Rights March

    06/06/2020 4:10:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 6, 2020 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney continued offering his support for the George Floyd-inspired protests against racism and police brutality Saturday, highlighting his father's own backing of 1960s U.S. civil rights campaigns. ... "No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us. The death of George Floyd must not be in vain: Our shock and outrage must grow into collective determination to extinguish forever such racist abuse."
  • Mitt Romney counters Trump: 90 percent of 'very Republican' Utah votes by mail

    05/22/2020 5:54:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/22/2020 | BY ZACK BUDRYK
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) pushed back against President Trump’s claims that voting by mail disadvantages Republicans, noting that large numbers of voters in Utah, a Republican stronghold, vote by mail. "In my state, I'll bet 90 percent of us vote by mail. It works very, very well and it's a very Republican state," Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill Wednesday, according to ABC News. Much of the Western U.S. has voted by mail for years, and a poll released Wednesday found residents of those states are among the demographics most likely to say they would prefer to vote by mail...
  • Trump Keeps Talking. Some Republicans Don't Like What They're Hearing.

    04/11/2020 5:04:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The NY Times via Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2020 | by Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times
    WASHINGTON - In his daily briefings on the coronavirus, President Donald Trump has brandished all the familiar tools in his rhetorical arsenal: belittling Democratic governors, demonizing the media, trading in innuendo and bulldozing over the guidance of experts. It’s the kind of performance the president relishes but one that has his advisers and Republican allies worried. As unemployment soars and the death toll skyrockets, and new polls show support for the president’s handling of the crisis sagging, White House allies and Republican lawmakers increasingly believe the briefings are hurting the president more than helping him. Many view the sessions as...
  • Romney Shocked By Democratic Rescue Package Obstruction [My Title]

    03/23/2020 7:48:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 23, 2020 | Willard Romney
    Nothing in the Senate has shocked me, until today. Standing in the way of a critically needed rescue package is irresponsible and reckless. Dems say not enough money to states: nearly $200 billion isn’t chump change. Hospitals get at least $75 billion.
  • Mitt Romney Says He ‘Agonized’ over Impeachment: ‘I Hoped Beyond Hope’ I Wouldn’t Find Him Guilty

    02/10/2020 1:18:57 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 179 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/10/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted to convict President Trump for abuse of power last week, claimed on Sunday that he “agonized” over the responsibility that came with his decision and said he had “hoped beyond hope” he would not find President Trump guilty. Speaking to KSL’s Sunday Edition during the weekend, Romney, who asserted last week that the president “committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a high crime and misdemeanor,” said he “agonized over the responsibility that ultimately would come [his] way” and proclaimed that he “hoped beyond hope” he would...
  • Mitt Romney's Oath before God: His reasoning for voting to remove Trump from office does not stand up to scrutiny.

    02/07/2020 7:35:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/07/2020 | Bert Peterson
    Nothing reveals the character of the Democratic Party more clearly than the Democrats' vote to convict based on the second article of the impeachment of Pres. Trump — an article that was about legal disputes over subpoenas, which would normally be settled through the courts. Instead of doing that, however, the issue was sent to the Senate, where, instead of making legal arguments, Democrats simply cried "cover-up!" to Republican opposition to their demands. For this, because Trump adhered to the legal process, Democratic senators voted, and voted unanimously, to remove...not themselves, but President Trump from office. (Were they kidding?) The...
  • Mitt Romney Is The First Senator To Ever Vote To Convict A President From His Own Party

    02/06/2020 6:27:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 60 replies
    IWB ^ | Michael Snyder
    We have seen lots of strange things happen during President Trump’s time in the White House, and Mitt Romney added to that list on Wednesday when he voted to remove Trump from office. It was the first time in American history that a U.S. Senator has voted to convict a president that belongs to the same political party, and this probably marks the beginning of the end of Romney’s political career. Amazingly, Romney voted against Trump even though he knew that it would not affect the outcome of the vote. In fact, Romney knew that he was going to be...
  • Start the countdown to Romney's resignation!

    02/05/2020 7:33:00 PM PST · by pacificus · 39 replies
    Let's start a day by day countdown to mark Mitt Romney's last days in office... Then let's make sure to divest, boycott, and avoid anything mitt can make financial gains on.
  • Benedict Romney votes to convict Trump

    02/05/2020 3:59:47 PM PST · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-05-20 | DrJohn
    Pierre Dellicto has decided to vote to convict Donald Trump, “The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust. What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault under electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values,” he declared. after much handwringing and a consultation with God “I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” said the senator. I don’t believe that for a second. Lots of theories have coursed...
  • MSNBC Cheers ‘Historic’ Romney Vote to Convict: ‘Unlocking His Super Power’

    02/05/2020 4:07:13 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 5, 2020 | Scott Whitlock
    MSNBC journalists on Wednesday responded with excitement to the news that Mitt Romney will vote to convict and remove Donald Trump from office. Brian Williams cheered that the move as “historic” and will “cement Romney’s legacy.” Reporter Garrett Haake touted it as “unlocking his super power.” Williams, who famously lost his job as anchor of the NBC Nightly News for telling lies, marveled at taking seriously one’s oath: “How about a guy willing to talk about the consequences of taking an oath before his God?”
  • Romney says he had to follow 'conscience' on vote to convict Trump, expects ‘enormous consequences’

    02/05/2020 11:56:30 AM PST · by seanmerc · 380 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5 Feb 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told Fox News' Chris Wallace Wednesday in an exclusive interview that he "had to follow my conscience" in deciding to vote to convict President Trump on abuse of power, a decision that's likely to lead to serious blowback from Trump and others in the Republican Party. "I believe that the act he took, an effort to corrupt an election is as destructive an attack on the oath of office and our Constitution as I can imagine," Romney said. "It is a high crime and misdemeanor within the meaning of the Constitution, and that is not a...
  • Mitt Romney 'formally not invited' to CPAC after impeachment vote on witnesses

    01/31/2020 5:46:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 233 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 31, 2020 08:11 PM | Anthony Leonardi
    The chairman of CPAC announced that Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is "formally not invited" to the conservative group's annual conference this year. Matt Schlapp, the head of the American Conservative Union, said Romney is not allowed at the event after the Utah Republican voted in favor of summoning witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Romney was one of two Republicans who joined 47 Democrats in supporting the motion, which failed to pass on Friday. "BREAKING: The 'extreme conservative' and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020," Schlapp wrote in...
  • Mitt Romney, a Man Alone

    01/31/2020 5:12:20 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 91 replies
    NYT ^ | Jan 31, 2020 | Mark Leibovich
    WASHINGTON — It’s been one of those spectacle weeks on Capitol Hill, the likes of which history might just stop to recognize, even if Trump-era Washington pauses for nothing... Mr. Romney is the rare Senate Republican — actually the lone Senate Republican until late Thursday — who is vocally pushing for witnesses to be called in President Trump’s impeachment trial. He is also the only Senate Republican who is seen as a possible vote to convict the president, an added distinction since Mr. Trump got every House Republican to fall in line.... “I think this is Senator Romney’s moment to...
  • Club for Growth accuses Romney of siding with Democrats in new ad

    01/29/2020 8:29:46 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2020 | Max Greenwood
    The conservative Club for Growth is going after Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in a new television ad, accusing the first-term senator and former GOP presidential candidate of siding with Democrats in President Trump’s impeachment proceedings. “There’s Mitt Romney threatening to vote with Democrats again to trot out spotlight-seeking blowhards who will trash President Trump on the witness stand,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot, which is set to begin airing on Fox News on Thursday in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.
  • It’s a RINO Stampede in the U.S. Senate Now

    01/27/2020 3:27:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    DB Daily update ^ | January 27, 2020 | by David Blackmon
    Equally predictable have been the reactions by the three most likely RINO Usual Suspects, Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. Romney, who has been actively looking for any pretense to side with his Democrat pals, jumped almost immediately, telling a CNN reporter early Monday morning this: “I can’t begin to tell you how John Bolton’s testimony would ultimately play on a final decision but it’s relevant and therefore I’d like to hear it.” Ok, yeah, sure, uh-huh. Romney, by the way, refused to say whether or not he would also support calling witnesses the Trump defense would like to...
  • Romney, Collins say Bolton revelations strengthen case for witnesses

    01/27/2020 11:01:13 AM PST · by rintintin · 81 replies
    NBC ^ | Jan 27 2020 | Allan Smith and Dareh Gregorian
    A pair of moderate Republican senators said Monday that the major revelations from a soon-to-be released book by John Bolton strengthen the case for calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial — and even a top ally of the president said Bolton would be a "relevant" witness. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said it's "increasingly likely" there will be enough Republican senators to vote in favor of calling witnesses in the president's ongoing trial. "I think, with the story (about Bolton's book) that came out yesterday, it's increasingly apparent that it would be important to hear from John Bolton," Romney...
  • Romney says 'very likely' he'll be in favor of witnesses but won't decide until after opening arguments

    01/25/2020 4:12:42 PM PST · by Magnatron · 155 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 January 2020 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Sen. Mitt Romney said Saturday that it's "very likely" that he'll be in favor of calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but won't decide until after opening arguments. "I think it's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses, but I haven't made a decision finally yet and I won't until the testimony is completed," the Utah Republican said, following the first day of the Trump team's opening arguments. Asked if he thought the defense team was effective, Romney replied, "I just don't have any comments on the process or the evidence until the trial is...