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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 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.
  • 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...
  • https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/fred-willard-best-in-show-actor-dead-obit-1000942/

    05/16/2020 12:36:42 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 17 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 05/16/20 | Daniel Kreps
    Fred Willard, the prolific and beloved comic actor and master of the mockumentary genre who stood out in ensemble comedies like Best in Show, For Your Consideration and This Is Spinal Tap, died Friday at the age of 86. Willard’s rep Glenn Schwartz confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, adding that the cause of death was natural causes. Willard’s daughter Hope Mulbarger said in a statement, “My father passed away very peacefully last night at the fantastic age of 86 years old. He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end.We loved him so very much! We...
  • 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...
  • ‘Gee That’s Too Bad’– Trump Reacts to News That Mitt Romney Isolated for Possible Coronavirus

    03/22/2020 7:10:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Mar 2020 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump reacted to the news on Sunday that Sen. Mitt Romney was currently isolated after spending time with Sen. Rand Paul who tested positive for the virus. “Romney’s in isolation?” Trump asked. “Gee, that’s too bad.”When the reporter asked if the president was using a sarcastic tone, the president replied, “None whatsoever.”Romney’s office said Sunday the senator would self-quarantine after learning that Sen. Rand Paul had tested positive for the virus, noting that he had spent time with Paul and that the attending physician ordered him not to vote on the Senate floor.
  • 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 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...
  • Can a Republican take on Trump and survive? Mitt Romney is proving it’s possible. [Hurl Alert]

    02/18/2020 9:21:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 17, 2020 | Griff Witte, and Ashley Parker
    Since Mitt Romney became the first senator in history to defy his party with a vote to convict in an impeachment trial, he's been called a "disgrace" by President Trump. He's been pilloried as a traitor each night on Fox News. And he's been formally censured by GOP organizations as far away as Louisiana.
  • Romney Applauded After Panel Moderator Refers To Him As ‘Probably The Most Courageous Lawmaker’ In US

    02/16/2020 8:23:06 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 15, 2020 | David Krayden
    Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was toasted at the Munich Security Conference Saturday as “probably the most courageous lawmaker we have in the United States.” “He was governor of Massachusetts early in his career. He was the person who organized the Salt Lake Winter Olympics — one of the most successful. He was the Republican nominee in 2012. He’s got a doctorate in law from Harvard … And he is probably the most courageous lawmaker we have in the United States,” the panel moderator said. The audience then applauded.
  • 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,...
  • The Story Mitt Romney Should Have Read Before He Betrayed the GOP on Impeachment

    02/07/2020 9:41:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2020 | Matt Vespa
    The Democrats’ impeachment push is dead. A lot of us knew this would be the outcome. Republicans control the Senate. There was no way 67 Senators were going to sign off on this hyper-partisan witch-hunt. This was dead from the start. Still, we all knew Democrats were fishing for reasons to impeach Trump. Russian collusion was the top idea for two years before Robert Mueller’s report killed that narrative. Then, came this Ukraine angle, which was an offshoot of the Trump-Kremlin collusion myth. You all know the story. Trump allegedly threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine unless they investigated Hunter...
  • Vanity Re: Romney's conscience

    02/06/2020 2:31:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 51 replies
    While governor of Massachusetts, Romney wrestled his conscience over religious and moral issues like abortion and homosexual marriage and even though his Faith (assuming he believes in the bible) teaches otherwise, he found a way to personally justify both. In fact, he admitted that he was in favor of abortion for most of his adult life. His conscience allowed him to become pro-life only after it also allowed him to switch most of his long-held principles from liberal to conservative so he could run for president as a republican. I think Mitt's conscience works for the other side. Expediency trumps...
  • Elizabeth Warren: ‘Decent and Honorable’ Romney ‘Did the Right Thing’

    02/06/2020 1:27:29 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/05/2020 | Pam Key
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said Wednesday on MSNBC that Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) vote to convict President Donald Trump on the first article of impeachment was “the right thing to do.” When asked what she thought of Romney’s speech on the Senate floor, Warren said, “I thought I was listening to a decent and honorable man who stood up and did the right thing.”
  • Mike Lee: Republicans in Utah 'very upset' over Mitt Romney voting to convict Trump

    02/06/2020 1:17:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6, 2020 | Joshua Nelson
    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on Thursday that Republicans in Utah are not pleased with the state's other Republican senator, Mitt Romney, after he voted to convict President Trump for abuse of power in the Senate impeachment trial. “There will be some people who might be happy with it, and they might be called Democrats, for the most part. I think Republicans are very upset about it. And I, for one, disagree with it and disagree with it strongly,” Lee told Shannon Bream on “Fox News at Night.” ~snip~ Lee pushed back on Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., for praising Romney’s...