In the last few years before he died, Sen. John McCain became a net negative for the country, acting like a petulant child and torpedoing the people’s agenda just because he was mad. But thus far, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney in on track to being worse than McCain as he clearly seeks to be the “new” voice of petulance in the upper chamber.
In his few short months in the U.S. Senate, Romney has already racked up a record more traitorous to the conservative cause than McCain did in 40 years.
For instance, Romney’s latest calumny is to side with the one man in Congress that literally nobody is backing: lunatic Trump hater Justin Amash.
Amash, a “Republican” from Michigan, looks like is on his last term in Congress as his polling numbers back home have cratered due to his absurd anti-Trump pronouncements.
Amash is about the only elected Republican in the country that is agitating for a Trump impeachment. He’s not just in favor of it, he is nearly as wild-eyed and rabid about it as the worst Democrat in the House.
And then there is our pal, Mitt Romney, cozying up to this loser, calling him “courageous,” and refusing to support Trump’s 2020 reelection.
Why would Romney do such an idiotic thing?
Romney himself has been a constant thorn in the president and the party’s side. Recently, for instance, he was needlessly attacking the president by accepting the left’s Russia conspiracy lies and using the left’s argument to attack the president.
“I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement,” Romney said last Friday.
Former Governor Mike Huckabee took a swipe at Romney shortly after the Sen. made the statement.
“Know what makes me sick, Mitt?” Huckabee Tweeted. “Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS.”
Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS https://t.co/dmidOraRGQ
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 19, 2019
But, let’s remind ourselves who Romney is. He was a liberal Republican who only won a single term as the Governor of left-wing Massachusetts. He worked against the Second Amendment and supported abortion after he was against it. He also helped create Obamacare, a disastrous policy that is hurting the country to this very day (the same policy his pal McCain made sure we were stuck with via one of his last, black-hearted votes before he died).
Romney also ran for office about 30 times since then and lost every single time (well, OK, only 4, but still). He ran for U.S. Senate in Mass. and lost. He finally won a single term as Mass. gov, but didn’t have the support to gain a second term. Then, he ran for president two times and lost and once unofficially and again didn’t make the finish line.
Then, in 2018, he packed up his millions, headed to Utah, and bought himself a U.S. Senate seat.
This is the guy parading around as the voice of the party!
So, what has he been doing in the Senate? Well, he’s been fighting the important battle to put an end to that evil of all evils… vaping.
Yeah. There’s an important priority.
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