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  • 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 Makes ‘Strong’ Push On Impeachment Witnesses Behind Closed Doors, Colleagues Push Back

    01/28/2020 10:14:31 AM PST · by Antoninus · 143 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 28, 2020 | James Barrett
    Both in front of the cameras and behind closed doors, Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) has embraced the role of leader of the Senate resistance to the party line on impeachment witnesses — and some of his colleagues are making brutally clear how they feel about it. In a private lunch with fellow Senate Republicans Monday, the frequent critic of President Trump reportedly “made a strong pitch” for calling additional witnesses for the Senate trial, according to Politico’s sources. In addition to trying to convince fellow Republicans to defect behind the scenes, Romney is going public with his plea. “The...
  • Joltin’ Bolton and Reckless Romney

    01/28/2020 6:24:34 AM PST · by billorites · 28 replies
    I guess I should say something. For five years my office at AEI was right next to John Bolton. Lately I’ve been having fun with this photo suggesting I can do “hearsay” with the best of Adam Schiff’s witnesses (that is, “making stuff up”). I can’t say I got to know Bolton very well, but as early risers we were often the first people in the office before well before 7 am on many days, so I’d sometimes stop to chat over coffee and we’d joke about things. And he was helpful to me several times when I needed some...
  • New GOP Senator: Romney is trying to 'appease the left' with impeachment witnesses

    01/27/2020 2:15:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/27/2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) on Monday lashed out at fellow GOP Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) over his apparent openness to call witnesses as part of President Trump's impeachment trial. Loeffler — who was just sworn into the Senate earlier this month after being appointed to succeed Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), who was popular among members on both sides of the aisle — tweeted that it was "time to move on" from the impeachment effort. "Sadly, my colleague [Romney] wants to appease the left by calling witnesses who will slander the @realDonaldTrump during their 15 minutes of fame. The circus is...
  • Romney loses GOP support in Utah after challenging Trump on impeachment

    01/17/2020 4:40:10 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 102 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 17, 2020 | Kerry Picket
    Romney loses GOP support in Utah after challenging Trump on impeachment "Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows. The Morning Consult survey found support for Romney, 72, going down after he called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial, which began on Thursday. ... In the prior quarter, 65% of Utah Republicans supported Romney, and while a majority still do presently, that number sank to 57%. ... Democrats...
  • Romney: I Want to Hear from Bolton, ‘Open’ to Other Witnesses

    01/13/2020 6:43:06 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 95 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 13,2020 | IAN HANCHETT
    While speaking to reporters on Monday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) said that he is keeping an open mind on which witnesses he wants to hear from in the Senate impeachment trial, and wants to hear from former National Security Adviser John Bolton. Romney said, “I support the Clinton impeachment model, which is a vote on witnesses later. But as to which witnesses I’d want to hear from, and so forth, that’s something which I’m open to until after the opening arguments.” He added that Bolton is “someone who I would like to hear from, and presumably, I’d get the chance...
  • Mitt Romney: I Want John Bolton To Testify At Impeachment Trial

    01/06/2020 8:48:23 PM PST · by White MAGA Man · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 6, 2020 | Joshua Caplin
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Monday became the first Republican senator to state that he would like John Bolton, former White House national security advisor, to testify at the Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed. “I would like to be able to hear from John Bolton. What the process is to make that happen, I don’t have an answer for you,” Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked whether he would be open to hearing from Bolton.
  • The Liberation of Mitt Romney [/gag me]

    10/20/2019 10:22:58 AM PDT · by rbg81 · 23 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 10/20/2019 | Mckay Coppins
    The newly rebellious senator has become an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party, just in time for the president’s impeachment trial..... Mitt Romney is leaning forward in his chair, his eyes flashing, his voice sharp. It’s a strange look for the 72-year-old senator, who typically affects a measured, somber tone when discussing Donald Trump’s various moral deficiencies. But after weeks of escalating combat with the president—over Ukraine, and China, and Syria, and impeachment—the gentleman from Utah suddenly appears ready to unload.
  • Trump: 'Democrats are lucky that they don't have any Mitt Romney types'

    10/06/2019 11:23:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/06/19 09:41 AM EDT | KYLE BALLUCK
    President Trump said in a tweet early Sunday that Democrats are “lucky” not to have any “Mitt Romney types” after the Republican senator said Trump’s call for China and Ukraine to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was “wrong and appalling.” "The Democrats are lucky that they don’t have any Mitt Romney types," Trump tweeted. "They may be lousy politicians, with really bad policies (Open Borders, Sanctuary Cities etc.), but they stick together!"
  • Mitt Romney adviser sits on Burisma board of directors

    09/26/2019 6:26:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sep 26 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is. Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign -- a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels -- sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications. And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it “been a lone Republican voice expressing...
  • Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utah leaders not ready to endorse President Donald Trump

    06/03/2019 1:37:56 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 97 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | May 25, 2019 | Lisa Riley Roche
    Ask a Republican elected official in Utah if they're endorsing a second term for the sitting president of their own party and the answer should be obvious, shouldn't it? Apparently not if the president running for re-election is Donald Trump. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, answered that question from CNN's Jake Tapper recently by joking he wasn't ready to say yet if he's going to write in the name of his wife, Ann, in the 2020 presidential election, as he did in 2016.
  • Mitt Romney: ‘I’d like to hear from Mr. Mueller’

    05/05/2019 2:58:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 114 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 05.02.2019 | Thomas Burr
    Sen. Mitt Romney wants special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress, breaking with fellow Republicans who want to move on after Mueller delivered his report that found attempts by President Donald Trump to derail the investigation but didn’t seek charges against him for obstruction of justice. “I’d like to hear from Mr. Mueller; I think a lot of people would like to hear his perspective on the report he put out and the conclusions he reached,” Romney told reporters at the Capitol on Thursday. The Utah Republican, who had said he was “sickened” by Mueller’s findings about the president...
  • 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 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 Returns to Bash Trump (My Title)

    01/15/2018 7:13:36 AM PST · by usafa92 · 42 replies
    Mitt Romney Facebook ^ | 1/15/2018 | Mitt Romney
    “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent with America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, and “charity for all.”
  • Romney To Utah Congressional Delegation: “Who’s Going To Stand Up To Trump?”

    01/09/2018 6:28:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 8, 2017 | Allahpundit
    A fun leftover from this Friday profile of Romney’s sureshot Senate campaign in Utah. News broke this afternoon that he was treated successfully for prostate cancer this past year, a personal detail that doubtless would have remained private unless he was about to reenter public life and wanted any information that might give voters pause disclosed early, before his next campaign begins in earnest. He’s getting in. And he’s going full anti-Trump.
  • Mitt Romney and Trump are on the same page

    12/09/2016 5:10:14 PM PST · by bobk3 · 43 replies
    Mitt Romney
    Various foreign policy quotes from Mitt Romney. Russia is our adversary but not our enemy Q: During the campaign, you took a lot of heat from Obama for saying that Russia was our greatest geopolitical foe. I'm sure you're tempted to say "I told you so"?ROMNEY: Well, there's no question, but that the President's naivete with regards to Russia's intentions & objectives has led to a number of foreign policy challenges that we face. We need to understand that Russia has very different interests than ours, this is not fantasy land, this is reality, where they are a geopolitical adversary....
  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • Clinton asks Romney’s allies for cash to stop Trump

    08/23/2016 3:24:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti |
    Subtitle: Republicans urged to join ‘Together for America Finance Council’ to defeat the GOP nominee. Hillary Clinton’s team is on the market for more millionaires. This time, Mitt Romney’s millionaires. After successfully encouraging disaffected, high-profile Republicans to publicly disavow their party’s nominee, Clinton’s campaign in the last two weeks has launched a coordinated effort to convince conservatives to give money to the only woman standing in Donald Trump’s way, and to get their friends to do the same.
  • Romney rips 2016 also-rans for losing to Trump

    06/11/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2016 | By Alex Isenstadt
    Mitt Romney laid into the large and rambunctious group of 2016 Republican candidates here on Saturday, arguing that they deserved a share of blame for the rise of Donald Trump. During a question-and-answer session with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer before around 250 Republican donors gathered here for the Romney-hosted Experts and Enthusiasts summit, the former Massachusetts governor said this year’s group of primary candidates misplayed their hand. By spending months attacking each other and ignoring Trump, he argued, they made a severe tactical error that allowed Trump — who Romney has criticized as a "con man" and a "fraud" —...