Mitt Romney penned a 4th of July piece where he argued that Americans are in denial, but it is Republicans who refuse to see the truth.
One percenter, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) accused Democrats of bribing voters by canceling student loan debt.
Sens. Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski have announced that they will join Sen. Susan Collins as Republican votes to confirm Biden SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
Mitt Romney said that any Republican who is supporting Putin is acting in a nearly treasonous way against the US.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) warned that “democracy is fragile” one year after the attack on the United States Capitol and called on Republicans to heed the lessons of that day, saying democracy cannot survive without “leaders of integrity” who can rise above the fold.
Sen. Joe Manchin wouldn't have the ability to make or break Build Back Better if every single supposedly moderate Republican didn't oppose the bill.
Supporters of Donald Trump are more than willing to use violence to get their way. This became clear when a mob of Trump fans engaged in an insurrection on the Capitol building on January 6th.
And that means that opponents of the former president, whether they be Democrats or Republicans, have to take their security seriously. Liz Cheney, formerly the Chair of the House Republican Conference, recently became the face of the anti-Trump movement. And according to a new report from the Hill, she’s been paying big bucks to stay safe.
Donald Trump brought a lot of new people into the Republican party. Despite losing the 2020 election, he still received the second most votes in American history.
At the same time, many have left the party because of Trump. And that includes a number of former campaign strategists. On Wednesday Nicolle Wallace talked to some of those strategists about how the GOP should move forward.
Following the events of Janaury 6th, a number of Republicans said there should be a investigation into the lead up of the insurrection. But as time has gone by, more and more of them are pulling their support.
Trumpism, in fact, has provided a fortuitous opening for the Republican Party establishment to salvage its own perfidious conservatism by providing a kind of straw man for the establishment.
“I made that commitment when I ran for office, and I intend to honor that commitment,” he said during a meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board. “So I will not be voting for new federal legislation related to guns and leave to the Legislature of Utah, closest to our people, any decisions they have in that regard.”
QAnon played a major role in the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol. More than a few of the mob members could be seen wearing QAnon paraphernalia. Other insurrectionists could be seen waving QAnon flags.
But Tucker Carlson has made a commitment to gaslighting his viewers, even if the evidence is right there in front of their faces. On Tuesday night, the Fox host said there is no evidence that QAnon even exists.
Carlson told his audience:
“So it’s worth finding out where the public is getting all this false information. This disinformation as we’ll call it. So we checked. We spent all day trying to locate the famous QAnon. Which in the end we learned is not even a website. If it’s out there, we couldn’t even find it. Then we checked Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Twitter ’cause we have heard she traffics in disinformation, CNN told us. But nothing there.”
Tucker Carlson says he couldn't find any evidence that the Qanon conspiracy theory even exists, like theres nothing out there proving that it's a thing pic.twitter.com/tqeYm73pAb
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence)
February 24, 2021
In the days following the January 6th insurrection, a number of different videos emerged. Most of them were horrific, with scenes of Trump supporters beating and attacking Capitol police officers.
Other videos, though, showed the heroism of the officers who were under siege. One of these officers, Eugene Goodman was seen single-handedley leading rioters away from lawmakers.
The next time Americans saw Goodman was on January 21st as he escorted Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and their spouses to the inauguration. The police officer had been promoted to Deputy Senate Sergeant-at-Arms.
During Wednesday’s hearing, new footage was shown of the insurrection. And this new footage showed yet another display of Goodman’s heroism. During the chaos, Senator Mitt Romney was headed right towards the rioters. He was turned around by Officer Goodman.
Resounding applause for the entrance of Eugene Goodman, the Capitol Police officer who led rioters away from the Senate chamber during the Capitol assault two weeks ago. He is escorting Vice Pres.-elect Kamala Harris at the inaugural ceremony. https://t.co/uHC59FCV2w pic.twitter.com/WHiF1wc0cN
The “big lie” is not unique to Trump but rather constitutes a long-standing Republican tradition and political practice that, far from distinguishing itself from Trump’s governance, in fact enabled and even created it.
To the surprise of no one, Trump spent his last day in office issuing pardons to celebrities and political allies. Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black both had their ongoing legal issues ended by the stroke of the president’s pen.
Al Pirro, the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was given a pardon. But the most troublesome pardon may have been the one given to former Trump campaign head Steve Bannon. Bannon was facing charges for a scheme to defraud Trump supporters under the pretense of building a border wall.
Frequent Trump critic Mitt Romney blasted the pardons on Wednesday afternoon. “
I can’t imagine the founders in providing for pardon power for a president anticipated that presidents would use it to reward political friends, and as a result I would hope that we could develop a tradition of more narrowly providing pardons.”
The GOP really stood behind Donald Trump for a long time considering how absurd his election fraud claims were. While a few lawmakers were willing to refer to Joe Biden as the president-elect, most gave Trump time to stew and and grieve.
But after Joe Biden was awarded 306 Electoral College votes this week, Mitch McConnell congratulated Biden and Kamala Harris on their win. And this move opened the floodgates for other Republicans to acknowledge that Trump had, in fact, lost the 2020 election.
There are still plenty of true believers in the Conservative media world willing to push Trump’s lies. One of these believers is Eric Bolling, from the Sinclair Media network. During a recent broadcast, Bolling claimed that, because of the GOP’s willingness to stop fighting, there will never be another Republican president.
“Donald Trump will be the last Republican president in my lifetime,” the host began. “He may be the last GOP president ever again.”
Bolling continued, “T
he Republican Party is in disarray. They are split between the pro-Trump wing of the party and the establishment, old-school wing. Meanwhile, the left is united, laughing all the way to the White House.”
Americans have been living under a political system arguably best characterized as a tyranny of the minority for some time. Certainly, for the past four years the nation has suffered the insidious rule of a president who lost the popular vote by 3 million tallies in the 2016 election, just as the nation was hornswoggled into a devastatingly costly war—in human, financial, and geopolitical terms—and financial disaster from 2000 to 2008 by the Bush-Cheney regime, which also sneaked into office having lost the popular vote. And even when the majority vote was able to elect Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, it had to do so in the context of still-existent gerrymandered districting that meant in many cases, in down-ballot races, Republican candidates could win local elections in states that still featured an overwhelming Democratic electorate.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have long had a symbiotic relationship. For Trump, who is not respected by most world leaders, Putin’s compliments and support are welcomed. For Putin, there mere presence of Trump in the White House helps lower America’s power and standing around the world.
And Trump’s presidential term continues to be a gift for the Russian leader. The president’s refusal to accept the results in a free and fair election surely please Putin.
Frequent Trump critic Mitt Romney made this point while speaking to Wolf Blitzer on Thursday. The Utah senator told the CNN host:
“The attorney general has said there’s no there there. The courts have all looked at the evidence and said there’s no evidence there. Now, of course, there will be circumstances where one or two, or a handful, maybe even 100 ballots were incorrectly sent in or counted, and those things get adjusted and get fixed. But the idea of widespread fraud is simply not been shown to us.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) says that President Donald Trump’s behavior during the lame-duck period between his election loss and the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration could yield “potentially more severe” consequences than a delayed transition. Thus far, the president has ordered his administration not to cooperate with the Biden-Harris transition team.
“The consequences of what’s happening during this lame duck period, I think, are potentially more severe than the consequences associated with a late transition process,” Romney told CNN’s David Axelrod on an episode of “The Axe Files” podcast released today.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) denounced what he referred to as the current state of “vile” and “
vituperative” American politics. His comments were a direct criticism of President Donald Trump, whom he blames for much of the political climate.
There are a number of Republican senators up for reelection in 2020. For some of them, sharing the ballot with Donald Trump could be helpful. For many more, it might be the end of their political career.
So when Donald Trump took the debate stage on Tuesday night, he was fighting for other Republicans on the ticket as well as for himself. And considering that the event was a total disaster for Trump, he didn’t do any of those incumbents any favors.
Republicans working in the senate were willing to rip Trump more than usual when discussing his debate performance today.
Unsurprisingly, Mitt Romney of Utah was willing to go farther than most. “I thought it was an embarrassment,” he told one reporter. In another interview, Romney said, “I can say I watched the debate last night. It was not a Lincoln Douglas debate, that’s for sure.”
"I think he should correct it, and if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak."
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he supports holding a vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. Although his support does not mean Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has the votes to confirm the nominee, it does mean the Senate can move forward with hearings immediately.
“I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the president’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications,” Romney said in a statement, adding that the “historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) criticized a Republican-led probe into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his past dealings with Ukraine, saying the investigation is politically motivated.
“That, I think, from the outset, had the earmarks of a political exercise,” Romney said during a Homeland Security Committee hearing. “And I’m fearful that comments made in the media recently have only confirmed that perspective.”
Donald Trump mocked Mitt Romney on Thursday, claiming the Utah senator would struggle to win an election in the state. This is despite Romney’s huge popularity there.
The President made the comments, apparently unprompted, during an appearance in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He’s often taken aim at the Republican senator after he voted in favor of impeachment.
Utah, the home of our worst senator.. that’s Mitt Romney,” Trump said.
Alumni from the campaigns of the last three Republican presidential candidates have come out in support of Joe Biden with more than 100 backing the Democrat.
Staffers who worked for President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain and Senator Mitt Romney have declared their support for the former Vice President.
Bush 43 Alumni for Biden released a letter on Thursday explaining why they’d made the decision.
In order to emerge strong and ready to tackle the challenges before us, we must act,” they wrote.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) refused to publicly support Trump for reelection by telling reporters that he will keep his vote to himself.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) joined 1,000 Americans of faith in a march to the White House in support of Black Lives Matter and ending police violence.
Criticism of Donald Trump’s recent tweets continued to grow on Wednesday. The President has repeatedly accused a former congressman of involvement in a murder.
Trump has suggested MSNBC host Joe Scarborough is somehow responsible for the death of staffer Lori Klausutis. Republican Senator Mitt Romney believes he should drop the subject now,
“I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine,” Romney tweeted.
I know Joe Scarborough. Joe is a friend of mine. I don't know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 27, 2020
“I don’t know T.J. Klausutis. Joe can weather vile, baseless accusations but T.J.? His heart is breaking. Enough already.”
Also on Wednesday, conservative newspaper
The Washington Examiner criticized Trump
Trump is still bitter about Sen. Mitt Romney's vote to convict him during the impeachment trial so he mocked Romney for coronavirus self-quarantining.
Republicans were outraged when Adam Schiff said that Trump would retaliate if they voted against him. It turns out Schiff was 100% correct.
Trump held a post-acquittal gathering at the White House where he attacked Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans cowered in fear and did nothing.
MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace said Mitt Romney's decision to vote to convict Donald Trump will have long-lasting ramifications in staining the GOP as blind and corrupt.
Mitt Romney asked Trump's lawyer when did Trump first request the hold on Ukraine, and what was his reason why? Trump's defense had no answer
The John Bolton bombshell has left a group of Senate Republicans who are building toward voting for documents and witnesses.
Trump's attack on Mitt Romney was an effort to intimidate Republican Senators who will be the jury at his impeachment trial.
Everybody knows that President Donald Trump has many enemies and detractors in the new Democratic-led House of Representatives.
But it’s now becoming apparent that many Republican members of Congress are also not fond of the president or his policies, and are looking for ways to distance themselves from him. The reason, they say, is to try to assure their own political survival in the future.
A new era of divided government has begun and Democrats have vowed to hold Trump accountable for all of his past, current and future misdeeds. And congressional Republicans — who have been aiding and abetting the criminal president for the past two years — know better than anyone what this means.
“Cracks in the GOP ranks have already emerged as skittish Republicans, many of whom face difficult elections in 2020, have begun asserting their independence.”
Former Republican presidential candidate and current U.S. Senate candidate from Utah Mitt Romney said that if he is elected to the Senate he will not hesitate to speak up against any policy of President Donald Trump’s that he does not agree with.
Romney promised that he would be an “independent voice within the Republican Party” if he is elected and said that he will speak his mind, good or bad, about the president and his policies.
In an editorial written for The Salt Lake Tribune and appearing Sunday Romney explained his position this way:
“People ask me why I feel compelled to express my disagreements with the president. I believe that when you are known as a member of a ‘team,’ and the captain says or does something you feel is morally wrong, if you stay silent you tacitly assent to the captain’s posture. I appreciate the argument made by those who believe we should stay silent, but I cannot subscribe to it.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, Mitt Romney would be Secretary of State if it were not for Russian influence.
In an article published Thursday morning the Journal reported:
“Weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, Russia-backed online “trolls” flooded social media to try to block Mitt Romney from securing a top job in the incoming administration, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows.”
Quoting a Psalm embraced by the extremely patriarchal Quiverfull movement this past weekend, Mitt Romney revealed the source of his beliefs about women.
More troubles for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District candidate, Mark Sanford. He'll face a judge after his special election. This presents an opportunity for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch
15 states with Republican governors are refusing to expand Medicaid even though the first 3 years are free and never more than 10% in state costs.
Even though, he lost the election a confused Mitt Romney delivered his stump speech to CPAC.
There's a national email movement to demand the defunding of ACA. It's spearheaded by Heritage Action for America (HAA), an offshoot of the Heritage Foundation.
Ann Romney compared the end of the 2012 Presidential campaign to serving in their church, 'And now all of a sudden, you're released and you're nobody. And we're used to that.'
On March 1st a decision will be made that could impact millions for at least 9 years. Jobs will be lost and people will go hungry, but not the rich.
More than 80 Republicans have signed a brief which will be submitted to the Supreme Court in support of Marriage Equality
The American government persists in shutting out communist Cuba while welcoming communist Vietnam and China. It's time to bring Cuba aboard.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and presidential hopeful has been casting himself as a jolly moderate. I invite you to check the record.
While the Senate may indeed find a bi-partisan path to citizenship for undocumenteds, look for any positives to be scuttled by the House.
President Barack Obama and a number of other speakers and entertainers brightened up an inauguration that struck just the right tone.
If the Republicans fell all over themselves in 2012 to sound stupid, the Democrats were happy to help them along, as this list demonstrates
Tea Partiers indulge in wild fantasies of sending President Obama to prison since they haven't managed to impeach him for Benghazi
The new meme to come out of the Romney family is that Mitt never wanted to be President anyway, so fug you America!
The Romney lie that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China is the super special something that finally got over 47% of the vote for Romney.
Little progress has been made on the debt issue. Donald Trump weighed in on the question a dozen years ago, and a few conservatives are pushing his plan as the answer.
Bryan Fischer introduces Barack the Destroyer, the man who wants to destroy America and make Americans suffer because of their racism
The ongoing debate about the fiscal cliff continues as the U.S. approaches the current debt ceiling. Republicans are responsible for problem
Mitt Romney hasn't hit rock bottom yet. Since losing the election, Romney has gone from being one of two men vying to be president to being named the least influential person of 2012.
School privatization is the new Gold Rush. There is money to be made in them there hills. And charter schools are the the Republican hammer to be used to prise it out of our hands.
Thanksgiving brought us John McCain's Old Man in the Tree and a leaning into Ann, uncombed Mitt in the sterile white kitchen.
The 2012 election was especially satisfying for the Presidency and the new faces that will show up in Congress, especially the Senate.
A Romney campaign adviser was on Morning Joe lamenting how Republicans were saying Romney was like Reagan but now they won't stop trashing him.
With pomp and circumstance gone, sans security details and motorcades, Mitt Romney actually spoke to a member of the human race, and has even been seen associating with the 47%.
James Dobson determined that Obama's defeat means we are living in a time of judgment and that God can make use of Obama
The crazy has bubbled to the surface, and Republican loonies are running amok in post-Obama reelection America.
There are 2 prominent women who could assume their party's mantle as Presidential candidates in 2016. They are Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
Mitt Romney is now claiming that Bill Clinton told him that he might have won, were it not for Hurricane Sandy.
In a conference call today, Romney said Obama won because he gave 'gifts' to African Americans, Hispanics, young people and women.
We've seen some crazy conclusions drawn since Election Day, but Larry Klayman's claim that conservatives are the new N-words is obscene.
Army General, David Patraeus was destined for greatness from his first year at West Point. Sadly, an affair tainted his stellar reputation.
Victor Hugo wrote Les Misérables in 1862, addressing themes of social injustice that are still embraced today in the Republican Party
Ohio Secretary of State, Jon Husted wants to dramatically change electoral votes to favor Republicans, and make it nearly impossible for Democrats to win Ohio.
Analysis of the white vote reveals they choose Romney by significant margins. What does this mean when it comes to race issues in the USA?
The braniacs at World Net Daily and the American Family Association have convinced themselves we voted for Obama because George Clooney did
As the absentee vote count continues in Miami-Dade county. Post-election, Rick Scott should be investigated
The Religious Right took a black eye in 2012 but they are far from powerless and will be back to attack the Constitution in 2016
Mitt Romney is taking zero responsibility for being routed by Barack Obama. Instead, Romney is blaming Hurricane Sandy for killing his momentum.
America won four more years for President Obama, but did we issue a mandate for change or for the status quo?
Mitt Romney finally took the stage in Boston to let Republicans know that the delusion is dead. The anger got them nothing, and it was time for the nation to move on.
Before we say goodbye to Mitt, here are Romney's 11 goofiest gaffes and most disturbing comments. Now you can laugh.
In a press conference today, Christie accused the 'know-nothing' Romney staffers of just trying to issue some payback for Christie praising the president.
In a poll of countries around the world, President Obama is preferred to Romney in 20 of the 21 countries polled. The Romney holdout? Pakistan.
The Republican Party has become a sad caricature of itself, and Mitt Romney is the perfect albeit unintentional parody of that caricature.
There could be no worse selection for President than money-monger, Mitt Romney. He himself admits, 47% of the population will be sidelined.
Citing 'security concerns' the Romney campaign refused to let supporters leave his Pennsylvania rally even though the crowd had been waiting in the freezing cold for the tardy candidate for hours.
The lid was blown off Mitt Romney's latest attempt to fool voters today, as it has been revealed that Romney bought ads in Pennsylvania because it is the only state with ad space left for sale.
Today, a relentless assault on Romney's auto lies dominated on the Sunday shows, from Fox News to David Gregory.
On 'Meet the Press' this morning, Senior Advisor David Plouffe pointed out that Mitt Romney would be a rubberstamp for the Tea Party if elected.
On Meet The Press, Chuck Todd debunked Romney's Pennsylvania spin by pointing out that the Republican is going there because he is losing Ohio and Wisconsin.
Reality is the ultimate enemy of Republican ideology, so Tom Tancredo picks up his vorpal blade and shows himself asylum-ready
Romney surrogates are busy blaming Hurricane Sandy and Chris Christie, which is really the perfect way for them to flame out.
Mitt Romney took to CNN's opinion page to lie about his vision for America but his real vision is somewhat different
The Obama camp's terrifying new video shows the news on the 100th day of a Romney presidency. Yikes. Elections do have consequences.
With Hurricane Sandy, Republican fantasy met the facts on the ground and lost; our shared reality is more potent than wishful thinking
As we head into the last few moments of the 2012 election, Mitt Romney has not answered a question from the media in 22 days.
Today on Bloomberg News, Al Hunt called Mitt Romney's GM and Chrysler lies desperate and dishonest. The word fraudulent was also used.
The American people, Vice President Biden said, want a President they can trust, and they know Romney doesn't pass that test.
Want a photo-op with Mitt Romney just after Sandy hits New Jersey? Just grab a campaign pre-purchased jar of WalMart peanut butter and hand it to him at his 'Relief Rally' .
Mitt Romney has been smearing people his entire campaign, but when he took down GM and Chrysler, the press woke up with a vengeance.