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  • Romney campaign veterans turn on Trump and GOP, back Biden

    06/30/2020 5:19:28 PM PDT · by libh8er · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6.30.2020 | Stephen Dinan
    Veterans of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign are eyeing an alliance with Joseph R. Biden, looking to make a splash in announcing they have turned their backs on the GOP this year and will support the presumptive Democratic nominee instead. Micah Spangler, who was a staffer in southern Florida for the Republican Party during the race, told fellow campaign vets in emails Friday and over the weekend that he is working with the Biden team “to cultivate a network of Romney alums that want to help elect Joe in November.” In a separate email to The Washington Times, he said...
  • Mitt Romney says it's clear that fellow GOP senator's Hunter Biden probe is politically motivated

    06/17/2020 12:10:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 92 replies
    The Week ^ | June 15, 2020
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) considers himself "a straight shooter" who "calls them as I see them." That's why he says he's leading an investigation into former Obama officials for allegedly unfairly targeting President Trump and his associates during the presidential transition period in 2016, as well as a probe into Hunter Biden's time on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma, which faces corruption allegations. -------------- Romney, who sits on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs which Johnson leads, did vote for his fellow senator's subpoena authorizations targeting former Obama officials. But he declined to say if...
  • Mitt Romney Marches Outside The White House: “We Need To Stand Up & Say Black Lives Matter.”

    06/07/2020 5:47:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/07/20
    Mitt Romney Marches Outside The White House: “We Need To Stand Up & Say Black Lives Matter.” https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/1269762329748570113 
  • Romney’s Approval Rises To 56/42 In New Utah Poll. How Come?

    06/03/2020 6:15:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | AllahPundit
    A fascinating result considering how he was polling after his fateful impeachment vote. I’ll give you three theories to explain it. A new UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2News survey shows 56 percent of Utah voters either “strongly” or “somewhat” approve of Romney’s job performance. 42 percent say they disapprove. Romney is in a strong political position right now with a net positive approval of +14.That’s a massive reversal from our previous survey in March when just 36 percent of Utahns approved of Romney’s job performance, while 49 percent disapproved…69 percent of “strong” Republicans disapprove of how Romney is handling his job, but...
  • Mitt Romney Defends Vote-by-Mail: Works ‘Very, Very Well’ in Utah

    05/21/2020 1:17:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 21 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, responded to the president’s criticism of recent vote-by-mail initiatives by Democrat governors, claiming the voting system works seamlessly in his home state. “In my state, I’ll bet 90% of us vote by mail. It works very very well and it’s a very Republican state,” Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the president’s comments, according to ABC News. Earlier Wednesday, President Trump threatened to withhold funding from Michigan over its mailing absentee ballot applications for its upcoming election in August and November.
  • Mitt Romney: Trump Firing Inspectors Generals ‘Threat’ to Democracy

    05/17/2020 7:54:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/17/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), one of the Republican Party’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, called the administration’s removal of multiple inspector generals a “threat to accountable democracy” and a “fissure in the constitutional balance of power.” “The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power,” Romney wrote on Twitter Saturday.
  • Mitt Romney calls Trump's IG firings 'a threat to accountable democracy'

    05/16/2020 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 162 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 16 May 2020 | Kelly Mena
    Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Saturday denounced President Donald Trump's firings of internal government oversight officials, calling it a "threat to accountable democracy." Romney's comments came in response to Trump's Friday firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick -- the latest in a series of dismissals of independent government watchdogs that have come in the wake of the President's acquittal on two articles of impeachment earlier this year. "The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in...
  • Romney takes swipe at Trump administration virus response

    05/12/2020 12:45:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 88 replies
    AP ^ | May 12 2020 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee hearing on the coronavirus pandemic (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is taking a swipe at the Trump administration’s pandemic response, and also questioning President Donald Trump’s suggestion that his predecessor Barack Obama is responsible for the lack of a coronavirus vaccine. Romney chided administration “testing czar” Adm. Brett Giroir for taking part in a White House event celebrating nearly 9 million coronavirus tests in the U.S., much more than testing leader South Korea performed. The difference is that South Korea tested...
  • The key in leadership is recognizing when you're not the smartest guy in the room': Mitt Romney slams Donald Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic and criticizes move to end World Health Organization funding

    04/29/2020 5:30:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Mitt Romney has slammed Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic mocking him as 'not the smartest guy in the room' and saying his initial response was not a 'great moment in American leadership'. The Republican Senator laid into the president while speaking live on the Georgetown Politics Forum Tuesday evening. As well as blasting Trump's leadership style, Romney also criticized his move to stop funding to the World Health Organization and said a more centralized approach from the federal government would have been 'more effective' in tackling the pandemic.
  • Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 - (Throw Up)

    04/28/2020 5:28:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) says he will not be casting his vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, citing concerns he had with the president before the 2016 campaign. “I just couldn’t support [Trump] long before he started to run. The birtherism thing was just too much for me. And then it piled on,” Flake, a vocal critic of Trump, told the Washington Post. Flake also warned that a second Trump term could deter younger voters from the GOP, especially on issues concerning the environment and immigration. “So for young people who’ve grown up around minorities or had a...
  • Trump trolls Romney over coronavirus test

    03/25/2020 6:18:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 74 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 25 2020 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump taunted Mitt Romney on Wednesday after the Utah senator tested negative for coronavirus, ostensibly cheering the news before going on to slam his record as a presidential candidate and member of Congress. “This is really great news! I am so happy I can barely speak. He may have been a terrible presidential candidate and an even worse U.S. Senator, but he is a RINO, and I like him a lot!” Trump tweeted early Wednesday. A “RINO,” as Trump called Romney, stands for “Republican In Name Only.”
  • Romney Shocked By Democratic Rescue Package Obstruction [My Title]

    03/23/2020 7:48:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 23, 2020 | Willard Romney
    Nothing in the Senate has shocked me, until today. Standing in the way of a critically needed rescue package is irresponsible and reckless. Dems say not enough money to states: nearly $200 billion isn’t chump change. Hospitals get at least $75 billion.
  • Mitt Romney goes into self-quarantine after exposure to Rand Paul

    03/22/2020 6:16:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2020 | 8:48pm | Tamar Lapin
    Republican Sens. Mitt Romney and Mike Lee on Sunday said they were going into self-quarantine after being exposed to Sen. Rand Paul, who tested positive for the coronavirus. Both Utah lawmakers said they had been advised by doctors to isolate because of the amount of time they spent in proximity to Paul, of Kentucky, who announced his diagnosis on Sunday. Romney’s office added that the senator “has no symptoms but will be tested.”
  • Utah earthquake damages Mormon temple and knocks trumpet from iconic angel statue

    03/18/2020 4:48:53 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 485 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:08 PM ET, Wed March 18, 2020 | Daniel Burke
    A statue of the Angel Moroni sits atop the Salt Lake Temple in a 2015 photo. The temple was damaged Wednesday in an earthquake that also dislodged Moroni's trumpet. (CNN)The 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook Utah Wednesday morning also dislodged a symbolic part of Salt Lake City's iconic Mormon temple: the trumpet of an angel statue atop its highest spire. The temple is the spiritual focal point for the 16 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "The trumpet on the Angel Moroni statue fell off, and there is minor displacement of some of the temple's smaller...
  • Romney: Gov't Must 'Immediately' Give 'Each American' $1,000 Coronavirus Check

    03/16/2020 10:34:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 128 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 3/16/2020 | Craig Bannister |
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is calling for the federal government to issue a $1,000 check “to each American” to help offset the cost of dealing with the coronavirus. In a statement issued Monday, outlined his coronavirus proposals and called for the thousand-dollar checks to be issued “immediately”:
  • Romney could block subpoena in Hunter Biden probe

    03/05/2020 6:02:35 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 148 replies
    Just The News ^ | 2/5/20 | Alex Nitzberg
    <p>“There’s no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political,” Romney told reporters Thursday. “And I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations and would hope that if there’s something of significance that needs to be evaluated that it would be done by perhaps the FBI or some other agency that’s not as political as perhaps a committee of our body.”</p>
  • Romney-Bloomberg ticket would heal divided America, author says

    02/21/2020 5:33:48 PM PST · by reintarnation · 50 replies
    KSL ^ | Feb. 21, 2020 | Curt Gresseth
    Should Utah Sen. Mitt Romney attempt another shot at the White House — but this time on the independent ticket, with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his running mate?
  • Romney to 'immediately resign'? Utah GOP may push for Mitt to quit

    02/17/2020 4:15:26 PM PST · by ptsal · 77 replies
    WND -WORLD NEWS DAILY ^ | 17-Feb-2020 | Justin Caruso
    The Utah Republican Party is reportedly considering multiple resolutions following Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, including a resolution calling for his resignation. According to local Salt Lake City news outlet 2KUTV, “the Utah Republican Party has pending resolutions on Romney: one that expresses support for Trump’s acquittal, another that supports legislation to recall a U.S Senator and a third that calls for Romney to 'immediately resign' from office.”
  • RINO Mitt Romney Is A TOP 20 Recipient Of Money From Soros Fund Management

    02/16/2020 5:52:27 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 32 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 02.16.2020 | Alex D.
    Romney, along with Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins, voted last week to allow for additional witnesses to testify at the impeachment trial. The measure ended up failing 49-51 after other moderate Republicans joined the rest of the party in voting no. As Romney “has said, he wants to hear from Ambassador Bolton, and he will vote in favor of the motion today to consider witnesses,” Johnson tweeted. But he stunned everyone as he becomes the only Republican to vote to convict President Donald Trump in the Democrat-led impeachment trial. But was that the only reason for his decision? A new...
  • Klobuchar: Democratic crowds are cheering for Mitt Romney

    02/10/2020 2:26:03 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 10, 2020 | Byron York
    "I think we're living in a moment right now like no other," Klobuchar said. "Wherever you were on that impeachment hearing, I got to see some brave things happen. I got to see Mitt Romney take a vote that was really hard for him. And as he said, he couldn't do it any other way because of his oath. And I got to talk about that in Democratic audiences, and everyone would cheer for Mitt Romney in the last few days. And I think it shows how things are kind of upside-down in our country."