Skip to comments.Mitt Romney calls Trump's IG firings 'a threat to accountable democracy'
Posted on 05/16/2020 6:52:25 PM PDT by Magnatron
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 the constitutional balance of power," the Utah Republican tweeted. Romney is the only Senate Republican who voted to convict Trump of abuse of power earlier this year.
Linick's dismissal drew immediate condemnation from top Democrats who accused the President of engaging in a pattern of retaliation against public servants charged with oversight of his administration.
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Why are you still here, Mitt?
Hey Kookie Romney, comb your hair, and shut up.
SOMEONE has SOMETHING on him...
I feel better now that I have heard a daily dose of Mitt Romney’s wisdom.
I think Mitt thinks that by tearing down Trump he enhances his chances for an eventual shot at the Presidency. Mitt, give it up, you’re looking like a petulant fool.
Hey Mittens....Hows that Secretary of State gig working out for you?
I almost wish I could revoke my vote for him.
Recall him Utah!
I dont recall you saying squat when Obama didnt even hire one until halfway through his tenure or when W didnt have one AT ALL.
Geez mittens - how much are the Dems paying you?
Who cares what this loser says or thinks.... a real zero.
I think it’s partly personal, because Trump dangled the Secy. of State job in front of him and didn’t give it to him.
Just elect more Republicans. That will fix everything.
To switch parties just in time to be the replacement for Bunkered-down Biden.
“SOMEONE has SOMETHING on him...”
No. He’s just a jealous, bitter, petty loser. He’s a Globalist RINO. A McCain without the “War Hero” label.
Romney is a failed presidential candidate and wants revenger on those the intelligence American citizens elected in 2016, and it wasn’t him.
Let’s start calling Mitt Romney by his earned name, “Benedict Arnold Romney”. Do not give him any legitimacy even though he is a US Senator.
Let’s see if he turns “full traitor” and becomes a leftist Independent like that fake puke in Maine and the not-so-fake commie from Vermont, Bernie “Married in Moscow” Sanders. (That could be the name of his autobiographical movie a la “Married to the Mob”, or “Moscow in Burlington”.
World’s most annoying f’idiot. I compare him to Schiff.
The Chief Executive is not accountable to anybody in the executive branch.
Mitt Romney's understanding of the Constitution is a threat to our Constitutional Republic.
#5. Romney IS A PETULANT FOOL. Has been for many years. Acts like a spoiled little brat who wants to rule the world but is known by much of society as a “clear and present danger” to the county.
It’s called draining the corrupt swamp to save the REPUBLIC, Senator Swamp Creature.
Yes, we know Romney is displeased.
By the way, did Romney have anything to say about the Obama Admin misuse of unmasking to spy on an opposition presidential candidate? Didn't think so.
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