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  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • Romney (!): Mandatory E-Verify is critical to turn off ... incentives that encourage illegal immigration.

    06/26/2020 1:57:40 PM PDT · by rintintin · 50 replies
    twitter.com/SenatorRomney ^ | June 27 2020 | Mitt Romney
    Mandatory E-Verify is critical to turn off the magnet that draws people to enter the country illegally. While continuing work to secure our southern border, Congress must also put in place measures to eliminate incentives that encourage illegal immigration.
  • 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 Supports Changing Military Bases’ Confederate Names ‘in Some Cases’

    06/11/2020 12:27:52 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 11 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Thursday expressed support for removing the names of Confederate figures from at least some U.S. military bases. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Romney said he would support a measure to rename military bases honoring confederate leaders “in some cases.” When asked about President Trump’s blanket opposition to renaming bases, he replied: that’s “not where I’d be.” On Wednesday, President Trump dismissed calls to renaming bases named after Confederate figures, declaring: “Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with.”
  • Romney: Trump will win reelection in 2020

    06/10/2020 2:06:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 72 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Sen. Mitt Romney predicted President Trump will be reelected this fall despite breaking with the president several times during his first term in office. “I'm confident that we will keep the majority in the Senate," Romney said Wednesday, according to Politico reporter Jake Sherman. "And I actually have long predicted the president will be reelected ⁠— I continue to think that's the case.” Romney, who ran for president and lost in 2012, has been one of the few Republican senators to criticize Trump for his public remarks, tweets, or policies.
  • Mitt Romney takes part in protest supporting Black Lives Matter near White House(BLM cures COVID-19, it's safe to protest again)

    06/07/2020 7:00:56 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 62 replies
    NBC ^ | June 7, 2020 | Allan Smith, Haley Talbot and Ali Vitali
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, joined demonstrators Sunday marching to the White House in protest of George Floyd's death in the custody of Minneapolis police. About 1,000 protesters marched through Washington. Asked why it was important for him to be present at the protest, Romney, who was wearing a face covering, said: "We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality." "We need to stand up and say black lives matter," added Romney, who was marching with a Christian group.
  • As Some Republicans Break With Trump Over Protests, Mitt Romney Posts Photo of Father Participating in a Civil Rights March

    06/06/2020 4:10:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 67 replies
    Newsweak ^ | June 6, 2020 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney continued offering his support for the George Floyd-inspired protests against racism and police brutality Saturday, highlighting his father's own backing of 1960s U.S. civil rights campaigns. ... "No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us. The death of George Floyd must not be in vain: Our shock and outrage must grow into collective determination to extinguish forever such racist abuse."
  • Romney Extols ‘Stunning And Powerful’ Mattis Response After Trump Broadside

    06/04/2020 4:40:57 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/4/2020 | Phillip Nieto
    Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney praised former Secretary of Defense General James Mattis for his “stunning and powerful” critique of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd. “General Mattis’ letter was stunning and powerful.” Romney told reporters outside a GOP luncheon on Thursday. “General Mattis is a man of extraordinary sacrifice. He’s an American patriot. He’s an individual whose judgment I respect, and I think the world of him.” If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with, it would be with General Mattis. What a wonderful, wonderful man.” Mattis, who...
  • 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: 'I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend'

    05/27/2020 7:20:53 AM PDT · by RandFan · 127 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27th May 2020 | Sen. Mitt Romney
    @MittRomneyI know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
  • 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...
  • Romney calls for a $12 temporary increase in minimum wage

    05/07/2020 12:08:15 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    Restaurant Business Online ^ | May 4, 2020 | Peter Romeo
    Sen. Mitt Romney has proposed raising the wages of restaurant employees and other essential workers by $12 an hour through July as a way of raising their compensation above what they could collect in unemployment benefits and other forms of relief. Under the Utah Republican’s Patriot Pay Plan, employers would eat $3 of the increase, with the rest generated from a federal tax credit. For employees earning no more than $50,000 on an annualized basis, employers would get a refundable tax credit equal to $9 an hour, up to a maximum of $1,440 a month per employee.
  • Trump snubs Romney by inviting every other GOP senator to council on restarting economy amid coronavirus

    04/16/2020 4:47:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump on Thursday hosted phone calls with dozens of bipartisan lawmakers, including every Republican senator -- except Mitt Romney. The president asked the lawmakers to serve on a panel to discuss how to move forward with reopening the economy, called the “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group.” “The president announced that he will soon provide guidance to America’s governors to determine their ability to reignite the economies in their respective states,” the White House said in a news release. “The dialogue between the president, senior administration officials and the bipartisan group of members of Congress also included a range...
  • Mitt Romney demands Trump explain firing of intelligence inspector general

    04/12/2020 7:43:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    KSL ^ | April 9, 2020 | Dennis Romboy
    Sen. Mitt Romney is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers demanding that President Donald Trump explain why he fired the intelligence community inspector general. The eight senators, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, say the explanation Trump gave for removing Michael Atkinson was insufficient and does not comply with the law. The president cited a lack of confidence in the intelligence community’s top watchdog. “Congressional intent is clear that an expression of lost confidence, without further explanation, is not sufficient to fulfill the requirements of the statute,” the senators wrote in a letter Thursday. “This is in large part because...
  • 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”:
  • Mitt Romney Now More Popular Among Democrats Than Republicans

    03/10/2020 11:15:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 10, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The bad news: His favorable rating among Republicans today is a point lower than it was among Democrats on the eve of the 2012 election. Think of that. Righties are entirely correct when they point how fickle the left has been in its esteem for Romney but even the left never disliked him as much as his own party currently does because of his impeachment vote. And the overall shift in opinion of him among Republicans since 2012 is about twice as large as it is among Democrats. The good news: If he can’t get reelected in Utah, he could...
  • Mitt Romney accused Trump of being unprepared for possible coronavirus outbreak

    02/25/2020 7:26:53 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 121 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 02/25/2020 | Staff
    Mitt Romney, who was the only Republican senator to break party lines and vote in favor of Donald Trump being impeached at his Senate trial earlier this month, is now attacking the president again. This time, the Utah senator is claiming that the Trump administration is totally unprepared for a potential coronavirus outbreak. As Trump tried to tamp concerns over the coronavirus in New Delhi, saying that the situation was “under control” and is a “problem that’s going to go away,” Romney was confronting officials in Washington D.C. at a private briefing on the virus. As a member of the...
  • Utah GOP Considering Resolution Calling For Mitt Romney To ‘Immediately Resign’ From Office

    02/18/2020 10:39:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/18/2020 | 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.” The Utah GOP will possibly vote on these resolutions on Saturday, February 29, the report also states. It is unclear what kind of support...
  • VIDEO: Romney 2020 vs 2012: Watch MSNBCers Flip Their Views

    02/10/2020 11:09:16 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 10, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Right now in 2020, much of the media is showing incredible love for Mitt Romney. Why? Because he was the only Republican in the Senate to vote to convict President Trump during the impeachment trial. However, contrast this new found love for Romney to the disdain and hate they had for him in 2012 when he ran against their Obama Messiah. In this video we take a look at the laughably contradictory views taken by MSNBCers Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell, and Joe Scarborough towards Romney in the years 2020 versus 2012. It seems that if you oppose Trump,...