Posted by: maboulette | February 5, 2020

Mitt Romney Incurs the Republican Party’s Wrath

Mitt Romney

On Wednesday, Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah made history by being the first US Senator to vote to convict a president of his own party in an impeachment trial, blindsiding and angering Congressional Republicans.

DECISION IN SPEECH

Romney announced his shocking decision in a speech on the Senate floor shortly before the Senate voted to acquit Trump on two articles of impeachment for abusing his office and obstructing Congress.  Romney’s vote was especially notable given his stature in Republican politics. The former governor of Massachusetts, Romney ran for president twice and was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012.

ROMNEY NIECE

His niece, Ronna McDaniel, is also the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, which is firmly behind Trump and helping fund his re-election campaign.

“This is not the first time I’ve disagreed with Mitt, and I imagine it will not be the last.  The bottom line is President Trump did nothing wrong, and the Republican Party is more united than ever behind him,” McDaniel said a statement following Romney’s announcement. “I, along with the GOP, stand with President Trump.”

The Republican Party also blasted out a press release following Romney’s decision, titled, “Mitt Romney turns his back on Utah.”

KEY REPUBLICAN FIGURES

Here’s how key Republican figures reacted with comments they posted on Twitter.

DONALD TRUMP JR.

Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. suggested Romney should be expelled by the Republican caucus – Donald Trump Jr. February 5, 2020

JIM JORDAN

Rep. Jim Jordan, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee and a crucial Trump ally, called it “wrong.”

NEWT GINGRICH

Former congressman Newt Gingrich impaled Romney and pointed to comments he made in 1994 complaining about former President Ronald Reagan – February 5, 2020


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