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  • Romney to vote against Trump's emergency declaration

    03/14/2019 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-14-2019 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that he will oppose President Trump's emergency declaration to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall. "I will vote today for the resolution of disapproval. This is a vote for the Constitution and for the balance of powers that is at its core," Romney said in a statement. Romney is the sixth Republican senator to say he will vote for the resolution of disapproval, which is getting a vote in the Senate later Thursday.
  • Mitt Romney's Twinkie cake is a must-see

    03/13/2019 3:06:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    cnn ^ | Mar. 13, 2019 | cnn
    Sen. Mitt Romney's staff surprised him with a Twinkie cake, but how he blew out the candles is getting a lot of attention
  • Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says 'I've made my decision' about President Trump's national emergency vote

    03/07/2019 9:53:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 76 replies
    Desert News ^ | 3/7/19 | Matthew Brown
    Romney is among a few GOP senators who have not disclosed how they will vote on a joint resolution that rejects Trump's national emergency declaration as a way to secure funding for a promised wall along the Mexico border. Trump is expected to veto the resolution if it passes. "You really can't say how you're going to vote on something until you know precisely what will come," Romney said. "But, I have studied this at some length and spoken with a number of people about it and I've made my decision, pending what the final bill looks like that comes...
  • We Need Mitt Romney. And We Need Him Now. (The Bulwark)

    02/23/2019 10:06:48 AM PST · by rintintin · 106 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | Feb 22 2019 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    With Donald Trump’s proclamation of a phony national emergency in response to a phony invasion on our southern border, the country has entered a genuine constitutional crisis. Military funds have been diverted under emergency presidential authority only twice before in our history: by Bush 41 after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait, and by Bush 43 following 9/11. Never before has a president run roughshod over Congress in this manner, abusing statutorily granted emergency powers for an obviously pretextual and nakedly political purpose, and thereby usurping Congress’s constitutionally allotted power of the purse.
  • McConnell reportedly warned Trump about emergency declaration to build border wall

    02/02/2019 2:44:13 PM PST · by rintintin · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 2 2019 | TAL AXELROD
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly warned President Trump this week that declaring a national emergency to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall could create a rift in the GOP conference. The Washington Post reported Friday that McConnell told Trump the Senate could pass a resolution disapproving the emergency declaratioN.
  • Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

    01/18/2019 5:16:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/18/19 56 Minutes Ago | BRADY McCOMBS
    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....
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • Mitt Still Does Not Get It

    01/08/2019 4:27:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 8, 2019 | Christopher Chantrill
    I was in India last week, researching India's Big Problem, which is that whenever young men feel cold in the morning, they start an open wood fire, right there in the street, right there in the city.  No wonder that Google reports weather conditions as "smoke" throughout the subcontinent.  Such a thing would not, could not, happen in the land of white supremacy.  No, siree. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion[.] ... But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to...
  • Romney gets chilly reception from GOP senators after Trump attack

    01/08/2019 2:23:55 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/8/19 | BURGESS EVERETT and JAMES ARKIN
    Sen. James Lankford will occasionally take issue with President Donald Trump’s tactics and rhetoric. But he’s not sure what Mitt Romney was thinking with his biting condemnation of the president before he was even sworn into office. “It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate,” said Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “It is funny to me that while he was complaining about President Trump’s personal attacks, he was personally attacking President Trump. I don’t know if he sees the irony in it.” When Romney heads...
  • Romney gets chilly reception from GOP senators after Trump attack

    01/08/2019 9:19:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2018 | Burgess Everett and James Arkin
    Sen. James Lankford will occasionally take issue with President Donald Trump’s tactics and rhetoric. But he’s not sure what Mitt Romney was thinking with his biting condemnation of the president before he was even sworn into office. “It kind of felt like the same thing Trump does to everybody, Romney does to Trump. Smack you, and then want to negotiate,” said Lankford, a Republican from Oklahoma. “It is funny to me that while he was complaining about President Trump’s personal attacks, he was personally attacking President Trump. I don’t know if he sees the irony in it.”
  • Son of Flake

    01/05/2019 6:26:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2019 | Michael Reagan
    What's with Mitt Romney, the newly minted Republican senator from the great red state of Utah? Mitt hadn't even been sworn in yet and he put his name on a New Year's Day op-ed column in the Washington Post bearing the headline "Mitt Romney: The president shapes the public character of the nation. Trump's character falls short." Then Mitt showed up on CNN to repeat his complaint that after two years the president of his party has "not risen to the mantle of the office." Sorry he feels that way, but if moderate Mitt really cared about the GOP he...
  • Mitt Romney on government shutdown: "I would vote for the border wall ..."

    01/03/2019 7:24:51 PM PST · by rintintin · 44 replies
    Axios ^ | Jan 2 2019 | CNN via Axios
    Mitt Romney on government shutdown: "I would vote for the border wall...I think we should have a border wall on our southern border."
  • Romney: My Op-Ed Was About My Relationship With Trump "And How We'll Work Together"

    01/02/2019 9:34:29 PM PST · by bitt · 184 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 1/2/2019 | Ian Scwartz
    In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) expounds on his controversial op-ed that attacked President Trump. "What I did in my op-ed was not just talk about the president and my relationship with him and how we’ll work together, but also I laid out my perspectives and priorities on a very broad basis on everything from trade to China to our allies around the world, immigration and so forth," Romney said. Romney told Tapper while he is "not looking for the next election," he has not decided who will endorse in 2020. "I haven’t decided who...
  • Mitt Romney’s op-ed crystallizes all the reasons the old GOP establishment has been pushed aside

    01/02/2019 6:38:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2019 | Henry Olsen
    Mitt Romney’s op-ed Wednesday in The Post is being widely praised by the usual suspects in Never-Trump Land. This should be your first clue as to how wildly out of touch the senator-elect is with Republican voters. What are some others? Let’s start with the article’s premise that President Trump’s character is more important than his accomplishments or principles. Most Republicans simply don’t accept this argument. Many instead see Trump’s pugnacious and sometimes crude talk as an essential part of his virtue — he fights while other Republicans cower. Others would prefer he tweet less and do more, but still...
  • Romney, answering critics, says country 'is as divided as ever' since Trump presidency

    01/02/2019 5:41:33 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 January 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    Utah Senator-Elect Mitt Romney continued to criticize President Trump on Wednesday, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the country “is as divided as I’ve ever seen it.” This after writing a scathing op-ed assailing the president’s character. With his latest comments, Romney, the onetime presidential candidate and ex-governor of Massachusetts, was doubling down on claims he made earlier this week in a piece for The Washington Post. In that op-ed, he said Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Romney had more to say about the presidency in his chat with Tapper: “A leader has an impact, not...
  • Mitt Romney Pledges Support For Border Wall After Slamming Trump Administration

    01/02/2019 5:35:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Huffington Post via Yahoo ^ | 1/02/19 | Sara Boboltz
    Incoming Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) revealed he would support President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall one day after publishing an opinion piece in The Washington Post critiquing nearly everything about the current administration. “I would vote for the border wall,” Romney, former Republican presidential candidate, told CNN’s Jake Tapper in a Wednesday afternoon interview. “We should have a wall on the southern border,” the former governor of Massachusetts added. While he considers the government shutdown ― which has gone on for nearly two weeks ― an “unfortunate” situation, Romney did not directly criticize it.