Romney Rips Trump And Admits He May Help Impeach Him
On Sunday The Atlantic which is a very liberal news publication published an interview with Senator Mitt Romney. The piece celebrated Romney’s rebellious nature toward president Trump. Romney compared Trump’s twitter use to his niece that uses social media too much and attacked Republicans.
First, Romney attacked President Trump over his “behavior” and his character. “Berating another person, or calling them names, or demeaning a class of people, not telling the truth—those are not private things. If during the campaign you pay a porn star $130,000, that now comes into the public domain,” Romney said. During the interview he acknowledged the interview is going to cause him more political grief. Romney glances over at two of his aides who are watching silently from the other end of the room and grins. “They’re going, Oh gosh, shut up.”
Next, Romney attacked Republicans The Atlantic Reported:
What set him off was my recitation of an argument I’ve heard some Republicans deploy lately to excuse Trump’s behavior. Electing a president, the argument goes, is like hiring a plumber—you don’t care about his character, you just want him to get the job done. Sitting in his Senate office, Romney is indignant. “Are you worried that your plumber overcharges you?” he asks. “Are you worried that the plumber’s going to scream at your kids? Are you worried that the plumber is going to squeal out of your driveway?”
Romney also admitted the know this interview with the Atlantic is going to anger the President and politicians.
Romney glances over at two of his aides who are watching silently from the other end of the room, and grins. “They’re going, Oh gosh, shut up.”
“I don’t look at myself as being a historical figure, but I do think these are critical times. And I hope that what I’m doing will open the way for people to take a different path,” Romney said.
When the Atlantic asked Romney about impeachment they reported:
Romney told me that he does not have an abstract definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and that when it comes to identifying impeachable acts, he follows Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s famous standard for defining hard-core porn: “I’ll know it when I see it.” Asked if he’s seen it yet, Romney told me that he’ll make up his mind once he hears all the evidence at the trial: “At this stage, I am strenuously avoiding trying to make any judgment.”
While he [Romney] acknowledges the failures of his own presidential campaign, he told me that he doubts Trump’s electoral coalition will be replicable in the long run. “We have to get young people and Hispanics and African Americans to vote Republican,” he said, adding that he hopes these voters will see his resistance to Trump as a sign that one day they could find a home in the GOP. If that seems naive, the senator is probably okay with it. In cynical times like these, someone has to serve as the guardian of lost causes.
After all, Romney said, “the president will not be the president forever.”
Same old Romney, no doubt he is going to flip. I’m not sure what the people of Utah were thinking but they gotta get rid of this guy.