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  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Mitt Romney's Twinkie cake is a must-see

    03/13/2019 3:06:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    cnn ^ | Mar. 13, 2019 | cnn
    Sen. Mitt Romney's staff surprised him with a Twinkie cake, but how he blew out the candles is getting a lot of attention
  • Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says 'I've made my decision' about President Trump's national emergency vote

    03/07/2019 9:53:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Desert News ^ | 3/7/19 | Matthew Brown
    Romney is among a few GOP senators who have not disclosed how they will vote on a joint resolution that rejects Trump's national emergency declaration as a way to secure funding for a promised wall along the Mexico border. Trump is expected to veto the resolution if it passes. "You really can't say how you're going to vote on something until you know precisely what will come," Romney said. "But, I have studied this at some length and spoken with a number of people about it and I've made my decision, pending what the final bill looks like that comes...
  • We Need Mitt Romney. And We Need Him Now. (The Bulwark)

    02/23/2019 10:06:48 AM PST · by rintintin · 106 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | Feb 22 2019 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    With Donald Trump’s proclamation of a phony national emergency in response to a phony invasion on our southern border, the country has entered a genuine constitutional crisis. Military funds have been diverted under emergency presidential authority only twice before in our history: by Bush 41 after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and by Bush 43 following 9/11. Never before has a president run roughshod over Congress in this manner, abusing statutorily granted emergency powers for an obviously pretextual and nakedly political purpose, and thereby usurping Congress’s constitutionally allotted power of the purse.
  • Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

    01/18/2019 5:16:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/19 56 Minutes Ago | BRADY McCOMBS
    U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney also said he plans to keep working with other senators to find interim solutions, such as legislation that would make sure essential government employees still working get paid now. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and new Utah senator acknowledged that it "takes two to tango" but backed Trump's position and chided Pelosi for hers....
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • Mitt Still Does Not Get It

    01/08/2019 4:27:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Christopher Chantrill
    I was in India last week, researching India's Big Problem, which is that whenever young men feel cold in the morning, they start an open wood fire, right there in the street, right there in the city.  No wonder that Google reports weather conditions as "smoke" throughout the subcontinent.  Such a thing would not, could not, happen in the land of white supremacy.  No, siree. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion[.] ... But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to...
  • Romney gets chilly reception from GOP senators after Trump attack

    01/08/2019 2:23:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/8/19 | BURGESS EVERETT and JAMES ARKIN
    Sen. James Lankford will occasionally take issue with President Donald Trump’s tactics and rhetoric. But he’s not sure what Mitt Romney was thinking with his biting condemnation of the president before he was even sworn into office. “It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate,” said Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “It is funny to me that while he was complaining about President Trump’s personal attacks, he was personally attacking President Trump. I don’t know if he sees the irony in it.” When Romney heads...
  • Romney gets chilly reception from GOP senators after Trump attack

    01/08/2019 9:19:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2018 | Burgess Everett and James Arkin
    Sen. James Lankford will occasionally take issue with President Donald Trump’s tactics and rhetoric. But he’s not sure what Mitt Romney was thinking with his biting condemnation of the president before he was even sworn into office. “It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate,” said Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “It is funny to me that while he was complaining about President Trump’s personal attacks, he was personally attacking President Trump. I don’t know if he sees the irony in it.”
  • Mitt Romney on government shutdown: "I would vote for the border wall ..."

    01/03/2019 7:24:51 PM PST · by rintintin · 44 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 2 2019 | CNN via Axios
    Mitt Romney on government shutdown: "I would vote for the border wall...I think we should have a border wall on our southern border."
  • Romney: My Op-Ed Was About My Relationship With Trump "And How We'll Work Together"

    01/02/2019 9:34:29 PM PST · by bitt · 184 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 1/2/2019 | Ian Scwartz
    In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) expounds on his controversial op-ed that attacked President Trump. "What I did in my op-ed was not just talk about the president and my relationship with him and how we’ll work together, but also I laid out my perspectives and priorities on a very broad basis on everything from trade to China to our allies around the world, immigration and so forth," Romney said. Romney told Tapper while he is "not looking for the next election," he has not decided who will endorse in 2020. "I haven’t decided who...
  • Mitt Romney’s op-ed crystallizes all the reasons the old GOP establishment has been pushed aside

    01/02/2019 6:38:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2019 | Henry Olsen
    Mitt Romney’s op-ed Wednesday in The Post is being widely praised by the usual suspects in Never-Trump Land. This should be your first clue as to how wildly out of touch the senator-elect is with Republican voters. What are some others? Let’s start with the article’s premise that President Trump’s character is more important than his accomplishments or principles. Most Republicans simply don’t accept this argument. Many instead see Trump’s pugnacious and sometimes crude talk as an essential part of his virtue — he fights while other Republicans cower. Others would prefer he tweet less and do more, but still...
  • Romney, answering critics, says country 'is as divided as ever' since Trump presidency

    01/02/2019 5:41:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 January 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    Utah Senator-Elect Mitt Romney continued to criticize President Trump on Wednesday, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the country “is as divided as I’ve ever seen it.” This after writing a scathing op-ed assailing the president’s character. With his latest comments, Romney, the onetime presidential candidate and ex-governor of Massachusetts, was doubling down on claims he made earlier this week in a piece for The Washington Post. In that op-ed, he said Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Romney had more to say about the presidency in his chat with Tapper: “A leader has an impact, not...
  • Mitt Romney Pledges Support For Border Wall After Slamming Trump Administration

    01/02/2019 5:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Huffington Post via Yahoo ^ | 1/02/19 | Sara Boboltz
    Incoming Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) revealed he would support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall one day after publishing an opinion piece in The Washington Post critiquing nearly everything about the current administration. “I would vote for the border wall,” Romney, former Republican presidential candidate, told CNN’s Jake Tapper in a Wednesday afternoon interview. “We should have a wall on the southern border,” the former governor of Massachusetts added. While he considers the government shutdown ― which has gone on for nearly two weeks ― an “unfortunate” situation, Romney did not directly criticize it.
  • Romney blasts Trump, Pompeo response to Saudis: 'Inconsistent' with 'American greatness'

    11/21/2018 12:56:19 PM PST · by detective · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/18 | John Bowden
    Sen.-elect Mitt Romney(R-Utah) (R-Utah) on Wednesday condemned President Trump's and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's latest comments about journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing, calling them "inconsistent" with the U.S. national interest. "The President's and Secretary of State's Khashoggi statements to date are inconsistent with an enduring foreign policy, with our national interest, with basic human rights, and with American greatness," Romney said in a statement. "Sanctions do not necessarily require ending the alliance; they do demand real and painful consequence," he added.
  • Romney signals anti-warming push

    11/17/2018 4:31:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 107 replies
    Ev&bE News ^ | Hannah Northey and Geof Koss
    Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney signaled he may focus on climate change when he's sworn in in January. In a brief interview with E&E News yesterday, the former Republican presidential nominee said he sees climate change as a "critical area." ....snip Last year, Romney told college students in St. Louis that he was "concerned about the anti-scientific attitude" expressed by some of his Republican colleagues and that he was convinced humanity has played a part in global warming (Climatewire, Oct. 3). "I happen to believe that there is climate change, and I think humans contribute to it in a substantial way,...
  • Mitt Romney finally headed to D.C. with Utah Senate victory

    11/07/2018 7:04:42 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jan Crawford
    Mitt Romney is finally heading to Washington. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee won a seat in the Senate for his adopted home state of Utah in Tuesday's election. "I will be only one of a hundred United States senators, but I believe that one person doing the right thing at the right time can have a lasting impact," Romney said on Election Night. For Romney, it was the right time. In 2012, he waged a hard-fought presidential campaign, complete with an endorsement from then-businessman Donald Trump. After losing to President Barack Obama, Romney stepped out of the public eye. Four...
  • Mitt Romney Rapping

    11/07/2018 1:59:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Mitt Romney Twitter ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mitt Romney
    This campaign has been quite the ride. Thank you, Utah. pic.twitter.com/2vTxInB7by— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) November 7, 2018
  • Mitt Romney: Donald Trump’s Vilification of the Media Is Unprecedented

    11/04/2018 4:12:36 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 109 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/03/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney wrote in a blog post this week that President Donald Trump’s vilification of the media is unprecedented, stating he vehemently disagrees with labeling the press “the enemy of the people.”
  • Romney says Trump calling news media 'enemy of the people' hurts democracy, freedom

    11/01/2018 12:07:23 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 133 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/1/2018 | Dennis Romboy
    Mitt Romney can’t "conceive of thinking or saying" the news media is an enemy as President Donald Trump continues to do, according to an essay he posted on his campaign website Thursday. Romney wrote that someone asked him at a recent campaign event whether he would “take action to shut down ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and the New York Times.” "When I responded ‘of course not,’ and that, in fact, I would do everything in my power to preserve freedom of speech, the person persisted by arguing that these outlets purvey fake news," the Republican U.S. Senate candidate said.