Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is a pariah after flipping and joining Democrats to support witnesses during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, and attempt to prolong the farce that has been lingered on for many years and damaged the Republic immeasurably.
While most Republicans are fighting mad at Romney, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) felt the need to defend Romney in a Twitter post shortly after he made his disgraceful vote.
“Mitt Romney is a good friend and an excellent Senator. We have disagreed about a lot in this trial. But he has my respect for the thoughtfulness, integrity, and guts he has shown throughout this process. Utah and the Senate are lucky to have him,” Lee wrote.
This may be a case of RINOs sticking together. After all, Lee has led the way to open the flood gates for mass immigration and drive the wages of American workers down with his so-called Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019.
Lee is working with communist Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on a bill that would potentially bring over millions of more left-wing voters to bury the Constitution for good.
Big League Politics has reported on Lee’s shameful betrayal of “America First” principles:
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), aided by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and his Big Tech funders, has been championing legislation that would open up the flood gates to third-world immigrants, primarily from India, to receive green cards and take jobs from American-born workers.
With Republicans neutered because their subservience to special interests such as the Koch network, the most likely opposition to the legislation’s passage comes from Democrats like Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who believe S. 386 is unfair because it primarily benefits Indians while hurting other immigrants.
“They are increasing the immigration from countries like India a marginal small amount at the expense of cutting back on immigration from other countries in a much more dramatic fashion—I don’t think there’s equity in that,” Durbin told the Wall Street Journal earlier this month…
Some pro-Hispanic immigration groups even oppose the legislation because they feel it will hurt Hispanic businesses in order to help Big Tech drive their labor costs down.
“This is a cheap fix, not the right fix. This backlog is horrible but should be dealt with by enlarging quotas or exempting those deemed extraordinary or in the national interest, not by destroying immigration for the rest of the world,” said Tammy Fox-Isicoff, board member of American Immigration Lawyers Association.
“If it goes through, no one in Florida, except Indian nationals, will get residence through employment for the next decade or more. This will kill Florida, basically end all future Hispanic employment immigration to the U.S.,” she added.
While Lee feels the need to defend Romney after he has disgraced himself, other conservatives do not feel the same way. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) even made it clear that Romney is persona non grata at their annual event later this month.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Unfortunately for Romney, his vote ended up being completely irrelevant. The Senate ultimately voted by a 51-49 margin to reject hearing witnesses during President Trump’s impeachment trial. Romney’s sour grapes accomplished nothing, except to make himself even more reviled by his own constituents.
BREAKING: Mitch McConnell Pledges to Bring Up Confirmation of New SCOTUS Justice for a Senate Vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pledging to bring up a tentative Supreme Court nominee for confirmation before the November election.
Wow: looks like Mitch McConnell is willing to go for confirming a new Supreme Court Justice. pic.twitter.com/b1OYlehPc8
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 19, 2020
“President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”
McConnell dispelled notions that the situation was similar to the 2016 blocked nomination of Merrick Garland, citing the Republican Majority in the Senate at the time. The President’s party controls the Senate this time around, and it increased its electoral majority in the 2018 election.
Liberally-inclined Republican Senators such as Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins could prove integral to confirming a SCOTUS nominee. The latter two have already stated that they wouldn’t vote to confirm a new justice during a presidential election season, even if the President’s party controlled the Senate.
Chuck Schumer is already pledging to block a new SCOTUS confirmation “until we have a new President,” suggesting he’s seeking to block Trump from even making a new SCOTUS appointment during his potential second term.
This Supreme Court battle could be one for the ages.
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