Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) betrayed his family, his country, and his oath with his announcement today that he will be voting to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial.
Romney cloaked his cowardly decision in religiosity, claiming that it was his deep faith that brought him to his conclusion to join the witch hunt launched by the Democrats.
“I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” Romney said while holding back tears. “I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the President – the leader of my own party – would be the most difficult I had ever faced. I was not wrong,” he said.
Romney denigrated the arguments of President Trump’s defense team, reciting Democrat talking points about “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“To maintain that the lack of a codified and comprehensive list of all the outrageous acts that a president might conceivably commit renders Congress powerless to remove such a president defies reason,” he said.
Even though Romney claims that he supports a “great deal of what the president has done” and votes with him “80 percent of the time,” he intends to vote to impeach Trump anyway because he says that’s what God would want him to do.
“I’m sure to hear abuse from the president and his supporters. Does anyone seriously believe that I would consent to these consequences other than an inescapable conviction that my oath before God demanded of me?” Romney asked.
Romney concluded with a diatribe that demonstrated his extreme narcissism and grandiose sense of self-importance.
“With my vote, I will tell my children and their children that I did my duty to the best of my ability, believing that my country expected it of me,” he said – adding that history will remember him as among the senators who chided Trump for committing “grievously wrong” actions.
Of course, Romney rushed to the fake news media to criticize President Trump in a coordinated roll-out designed to hurt the GOP.
“The president did in fact pressure a foreign government to corrupt our election process,” Romney told The Atlantic. “And really, corrupting an election process in a democratic republic is about as abusive and egregious an act against the Constitution—and one’s oath—that I can imagine. It’s what autocrats do.”
Romney made it clear his problems are with Trump’s anti-globalist policies as president, and he maintains a vendetta against Trump because of his new-found pariah status within the GOP.
“The letters with Kim Jong Un didn’t seem to frighten people away … The meeting with the Russian ambassador in the White House right after the election didn’t seem to bother people,” Romney complained.
“I get that a lot—‘Be with the president,’” Romney said. “And I’ll say, ‘Regardless of his point of view? Regardless of the issue?’ And they say yes. And … it’s like, ‘Well, no, I can’t do that.’”
Romney has done himself no favors, and the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., is leading the campaign to expel Romney from the Senate.
Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now.
He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
Big League Politics reported about an effort that may result in Romney being recalled from his position in the Senate:
As Mitt Romney grandstands in the U.S Senate’s doomed Trump impeachment trial in an effort to demonstrate his own moral superiority, the Utah legislature is mulling a measure that would allow the state’s citizens to recall their senators.
The measure could hypothetically be used to recall Romney from office. Such a possibility is an acute irony, considering Romney appears to be the only Republican senator enthusiastic about impeaching President Donald Trump.
Rep. Tim Quinn of Heber City introduced the bill in the state house. Utah doesn’t currently have a process to recall sitting U.S Senators, a problem his legislation would solve.
He says the bill isn’t designed with any specific Senator in mind, but it’s hard not to imagine the measure being used to impeach Romney, considering the Never Trump senator’s extreme unpopularity in his own state.
HB217 would create a system in which Utah voters could set up a recall election to remove senators. 25% of active voters in the state would have to sign a petition requesting a recall vote, which would take place during the next scheduled election. Senators are immune from the prospect of a recall election within a year of their initial term.
Considering that almost half of Utah Republicans don’t approve of Romney’s representation in the Senate, it’s more than reasonable to imagine a quarter of the state’s population voting to remove the failed presidential candidate, whose connection to Utah has always been dubious.
Romney’s days may be numbered after committing political suicide with his vote to convict President Trump today.
Democrats Ready Lobbying Push to End Senate Filibuster In the Event of Biden Victory
They hope to dominate the opposition.
D.C. Democrats are preparing a lobbying effort to erase the traditional filibuster rule in the United States Senate, which requires 60 votes for the passage of most new legislation.
Eli Zupnick, a former top aide to Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, will lead Fix Our Senate, a group that will demand the Senate alter its rules to jam through a progressive policy agenda.
“Our goal is to lift the filibuster higher on progressives’ agendas … [and] make it clear to a future President Biden and Senate leadership that they expect and demand speedy Senate rules reform in 2021 and will not accept more gridlock, delays, and excuses,” Zupnick told NBC.
Senator Chris Coons of Connecticut had earlier warned that he would not ‘accept’ no for an answer when it comes to the implementation of a Biden administration agenda. Many Democrats are still upset that the then-Republican Senate minority blocked much of President Obama’s policy wish list during his administration.
“I will not stand idly by for four years and watch the Biden administration’s initiatives blocked at every turn,” said the neoliberal Democrat, who frequently fashions himself as a moderate. Coons is reportedly playing a role in preparing the push to end the Senate filibuster. Joe Biden himself has been reluctant to sign off on such a proposal, claiming he wants to wait and see how he would potentially work with Senate Republicans as President.
Democrats hope to force through a boatload of progressive policies, including federal gun control(with the possibility of confiscation), unlimited abortion, new taxes on middle-class Americans, globalist free trade deals, and massive increases in legal immigration.
The demand that major legislation be passed with merely 50 votes will quickly disappear in the event that Democrats fail to secure a Senate majority in November.
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