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  • Capitol violence: Pa. members of Congress describe day of chaos in Washington

    01/07/2021 5:55:23 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 20 replies
    PennLive ^ | Updated Jan 07, 2021; Posted Jan 06, 2021 | Ron Southwick
    Members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation described the violence at the U.S. Capitol as a “disgrace” and “unacceptable.” Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol as Congress met Wednesday to count the electoral votes, a final procedural step before Joe Biden becomes the nation’s 46th president. Members of Congress, Vice President Mike Pence and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were ushered out of the Capitol in an unimaginable scene garnering worldwide attention....U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Lehigh County Republican who had said it’s time for all lawmakers to accept Biden’s victory, denounced the invasion of the Capitol. “This is an absolute...
  • 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...
  • 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 to vote to convict Trump

    02/05/2020 11:14:14 AM PST · by fhayek · 392 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Program
    As per Mark Steyn, Mitt will vote to remove President Trump
  • That Trio of RINO Rebels: The 3 Usual Suspects among the GOP's RINOs appear determined to delay and draw out the impeachment farce

    01/29/2020 7:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2020 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    You’ve got to hand it to the Democrats -- they can hold their caucus together for the flimsiest of causes. The GOP, though, has all these RINOs who have to establish their independence; they’re willing to break party unity when it serves their own ambitions. Three senators – Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, and Mitt Romney of Utah – are rumored to be willing for witnesses to be called in the impeachment trial now underway in the Senate. Obviously, such a slowdown benefits the Democrats, who want the impeachment to headline news reports as long as possible....
  • Mitt Romney Makes ‘Strong’ Push On Impeachment Witnesses Behind Closed Doors, Colleagues Push Back

    01/28/2020 10:14:31 AM PST · by Antoninus · 143 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | January 28, 2020 | James Barrett
    Both in front of the cameras and behind closed doors, Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) has embraced the role of leader of the Senate resistance to the party line on impeachment witnesses — and some of his colleagues are making brutally clear how they feel about it. In a private lunch with fellow Senate Republicans Monday, the frequent critic of President Trump reportedly “made a strong pitch” for calling additional witnesses for the Senate trial, according to Politico’s sources. In addition to trying to convince fellow Republicans to defect behind the scenes, Romney is going public with his plea. “The...
  • Romney says 'very likely' he'll be in favor of witnesses but won't decide until after opening arguments

    01/25/2020 4:12:42 PM PST · by Magnatron · 155 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 January 2020 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Sen. Mitt Romney said Saturday that it's "very likely" that he'll be in favor of calling witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but won't decide until after opening arguments. "I think it's very likely I'll be in favor of witnesses, but I haven't made a decision finally yet and I won't until the testimony is completed," the Utah Republican said, following the first day of the Trump team's opening arguments. Asked if he thought the defense team was effective, Romney replied, "I just don't have any comments on the process or the evidence until the trial is...
  • Graham calls for swift end to impeachment trial, warns Dems against calling witnesses

    01/19/2020 7:34:53 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 103 replies
    faux ^ | 01/19/2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced that his initial plan of a pre-trial dismissal of the impeachment case against President Trump is now unlikely to happen, but he is pushing for the trial to begin and end as quickly as possible. The Senate trial is set to begin Tuesday. Graham had previously floated the idea that the GOP majority could immediately vote to dismiss the case before hearing any arguments, but now he states that this does not appear to be a possibility given the lack of sufficient Republican support for such action.
  • Romney loses GOP support in Utah after challenging Trump on impeachment

    01/17/2020 4:40:10 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 102 replies
    washington examiner ^ | January 17, 2020 | Kerry Picket
    Romney loses GOP support in Utah after challenging Trump on impeachment "Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lost support from Republicans and independents in his home state during the weeks after he called for witnesses in President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, a new poll shows. The Morning Consult survey found support for Romney, 72, going down after he called for former national security adviser John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial, which began on Thursday. ... In the prior quarter, 65% of Utah Republicans supported Romney, and while a majority still do presently, that number sank to 57%. ... Democrats...
  • Romney Contests Trump’s Ukraine Election-Meddling Narrative: ‘I Saw No Evidence’

    12/04/2019 4:40:03 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | December 3, 2019 | Tobias Hoonhout
    Senator Mitt Romney of Utah broke with his Republican colleagues on Tuesday, telling reporters that, based on testimony from American officials, he does not believe there is evidence of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. Romney’s comments come after U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, the No. 3 State Department official, told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that he was not aware of any Ukraine meddling in the 2016 election. “I saw no evidence from our intelligence community nor from our representatives today from the Department of State that there is any evidence of any...
  • Romney: Whistleblowers ‘Should Be Allowed to Remain Confidential’

    11/06/2019 6:11:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/05/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) reacted to calls to reveal the whistleblower’s identity by stating that whistleblowers, especially those speaking about government action, “should be allowed to remain confidential.” Romney said, “My own view is that whistleblowers, particularly those that are blowing whistles on action within the government, should be allowed to remain confidential.”
  • Collins, Murkowski Won’t Co-Sponsor Graham’s Resolution Criticizing House’s Impeachment Process

    10/29/2019 9:19:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/29/2019 | AllahPundit
    As of Friday afternoon, 50 of the Senate’s 53 Republicans had signed on to co-sponsor it. The three holdouts were exactly whom you’d expect: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney. But their delay in joining the effort didn’t necessarily mean they’d ultimately refuse. Recall that the three retiring GOP members of the caucus, Lamar Alexander, Mike Enzi, and Johnny Isakson, also took longer than the rest to declare their support for the resolution. But in the end, all three did.Not Collins and Murkowski, though. They’re now on record: Count them out. Presumably the same goes for Mitt. Granted,...
  • Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump

    10/28/2019 12:52:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2019 | Adam Edelman and Jonathan Allen
    SALT LAKE CITY — One man is an island: Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah. The 72-year-old former Republican presidential nominee has isolated himself from Republicans in the Senate, in his home state and across the country by occasionally — but strongly — criticizing President Donald Trump, including the president's efforts to enlist the aid of foreign governments to probe a leading political opponent. "By all appearances, the President's brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," Romney tweeted earlier this month. In recent weeks, the senator's acts of rebellion against the...
  • Donald Trump’s gift to Mitt Romney: Relevance

    10/27/2019 6:58:27 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | October 26, 2019 | Mark Leibovich
    “I don’t feel that there’s a need to be careful at this stage of my life,” said Sen. Mitt Romney, who seems intent on proving as much these days. Romney, the freshman Republican from Utah — as opposed to the former governor of Massachusetts who ran twice for president — has discovered that hyper self-restraint might be overrated. Credit to Donald Trump for this lesson, a rare instance of something Romney might emulate about a president he otherwise has little use for. “I would have been far less disciplined when I was running,” Romney said, meaning for president, in 2008...
  • President Trump blasts Mitt Romney’s stealth Twitter account

    10/22/2019 5:36:40 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 21, 2019 | Joe Dwinell
    President Trump blasts Mitt Romney’s stealth Twitter account Mitt Romney has admitted to authoring a bogus Twitter account to slam President Trump and pump up his own profile. President Trump lashed out at Mitt Romney saying Democrats don’t have to deal with backstabbers like he does after the former Massachusetts governor admitted he was behind a bogus Twitter account used to slam the administration. “I think (Democrats) are lousy politicians. But two things they have — they’re vicious and they stick together. They don’t have Mitt Romney in their midst, they don’t have people like that,” Trump said Monday. Donald...
  • Mitt Romney: Impeachment of Trump an ‘Inflection Point in American History’

    10/20/2019 6:24:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Oct 2019 | Sean Moran
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) told the Atlantic on Sunday that he believes the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry investigating President Donald Trump will serve as an “inflection point in American history.” Atlantic staff writer McKay Coppins released an interview on Sunday detailing extended conversations with Romney regarding his views on the U.S. Senate, his attacks on President Trump, as well as his opinions on impeachment. Coppins wrote that while most Republicans have backed the president amidst the impeachment inquiry, Romney continues to stay “open to the idea that the president may need to be evicted from the Oval Office.”Sen. Romney said that he believes that...
  • 'Friends' of Mitt Romney create site selling merch, encouraging Utah senator to run against Trump

    10/17/2019 6:24:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | October 13, 2019 | Graham Dudley,
    SALT LAKE CITY — Reports emerged last week that some Republican donors are encouraging Utah Sen. Mitt Romney to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, and Romney addressed those rumors Thursday by saying there is "no circumstance I can conceive of that would have me running for national office again.” But that isn't stopping some Republicans from trying to change his mind. Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's short-lived former communications director turned prominent critic, tweeted a link Friday to a website selling Romney 2020 T-shirts and attempting to "nudge" the senator into a run. Featuring slogans like "commit to Mitt" and...
  • Trump on Romney (tweets)

    10/05/2019 7:24:50 AM PDT · by be-baw · 88 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 5, 2019 | President Donald J. Trump
    "Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics. If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won. Sadly, he choked! "Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous “ass” who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I gave it to him), and when he begged me to be Secretary of State (I didn’t give it to him)....
  • Nike backs down after Kaepernick objects to shoe with slavery-era U.S. flag on it

    07/02/2019 10:00:10 PM PDT · by mkleesma · 52 replies
    CBC News ^ | 07/02/2019 | CBC News
    Nike is pulling a tennis shoe adorned with a Betsy Ross flag image after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick complained to the shoemaker about the racist undertones of the design, the Wall Street Journal reports. The heel-area back of the shoe features has the early design of the U.S. flag, which has 13 white stars in a circle on it and is named after Ross, a Philadelphia upholsterer and flag-maker who died in 1836. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, the Journal said Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, told the company he and others found the flag symbol offensive because...
  • Beto O’Rourke is Hoping an HBO Documentary Will Revive His Campaign

    05/28/2019 3:47:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | May 28, 2019 | Martin Longman
    It’s probably a sign that the Democratic Party’s presidential field is too large that Beto O’Rourke’s flagging campaign is hoping that a documentary that features him calling himself “a giant a**hole” in front of his staff will provide a boost in the polls. Some people saw the film in March when it premiered at the SXSW conference, but it will get a much wider audience beginning Tuesday night when it airs on HBO. They’ll be treated to several examples of O’Rourke using casual profanity, and not always in a self-deprecating manner. [cut] So, with little to lose and not much...