Skip to comments.Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi
Posted on 01/18/2019 5:16:03 PM PST by conservative98
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump's push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won't agree to "another few miles" of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Romney also said he plans to keep working with other senators to find interim solutions, such as legislation that would make sure essential government employees still working get paid now.
The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and new Utah senator acknowledged that it "takes two to tango" but backed Trump's position and chided Pelosi for hers. That's noteworthy from Romney, who despite being a Republican like Trump, has frequently criticized the president.
"You (Pelosi) and your fellow Democrats have voted for over 600 miles of border fence in the past, why won't you vote for another few miles now?" said Romney, speaking in the northern Utah city of Ogden after visiting with county commissioners about the shutdown's impact on the community. "I don't understand their position, I really don't."
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Mr. Etch-A-Sketch speaks.
Pelosi wants to run away so Steny you’re in charge do the right thing
It’s a trick. Watch what he does with his other hand.
Romney, trying to appear to be on the side of the citizens and the rule of law, like Grahmnesty.
Romney is very, very good at self-preservation. He pushed too far the past few weeks, reminding us how much we despise him. Now he’ll use that used-carsalesman-like charm to get in the good graces of Republicans.
We won’t get fooled again.
He is a pretty good weathervane, we now know that Trump is winning.
Someone slap the dunce upside his two-faced head?
Well then Mitt just needs to STFU and vote along with Trump’s agenda. Don’t make a big deal out of it.
I've been saying that. A lot of us Deplorables won't. But establishment 'pubs who have been purging conservatives (with the help of dems) want to keep power, and don't much care about losing. Example....Ryan, a good soldier, deliberately threw the HOR majority.
I hope they never attempt to run these career establishment sell out stooges again. Without Trump the GOP is all but dead on the floor, with these worn out tired political career hacks, it’s a sure bet.
We are winning if Mittens is, all of a sudden, on Trumps side.
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