Romney labeled ‘towering figure’ after making DC protest all about himself – and bashing Trump
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has once again taken center stage by applauding four Republican senators who dropped plans to object to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory on Wednesday. They did so after protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol to interrupt proceedings. Violence is unacceptable in America where we cherish the right to protest. But many Americans consider Romney’s move as inappropriate self-promotion during this tragic event. Others are casting Romney as a contender for the presidency in 2024.
Romney spoke after Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), who objected to the certification of the election.
The Washington Examiner tweeted Romney’s highlighted response: “The best way we can show respect for the voters who are upset is by telling them the truth. The truth is that [Biden] won the election. President Trump lost. I’ve had that experience myself. It’s no fun!” – @MittRomney draws claps, laughs with floor speech.”
The Utah Senator warned his fellow politicians who were still considering objections to the Electoral College results that they would be linked by the “insurrection” that saw Capitol windows smashed, cops doused with fire extinguishers and offices vandalized.
One woman was shot and killed by police during the protest. Three others died from medical emergencies. Dozens were arrested. Hundreds of regional and federal law enforcement officers ended the protest.
Romney made his speech after Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT), and James Lankford (R-OK) caved on their plans to make objections to Biden electors.
“I have 25 grandchildren, many of them were watching TV thinking about this building, whether their grandpa was OK,” Romney said making it about him once again and not about those protesting voter fraud.
Romney is no fan of the president. He directly blamed Trump for the incident, noting that he had addressed throngs of supporters before they proceeded to break into the Capitol.
“We gather due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of supporters who we had deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning,” Romney disingenuously said.
“What happened here today was an insurrection incited by the president of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy.”
With that statement, he summarily put an end to anyone standing against the incoming President-elect.
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He predicted: “Fairly or not, they’ll be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history.”
“I salute Senator Lankford and Loeffler and Braun and Danes and I’m sure others, who in the light of today’s outrage have withdrawn their objection,” Romney said.
“For any who remain insisting on an audit in order to satisfy the many people who believe that the election was stolen, I’d offer this perspective: No congressional audit is ever going to convince these voters, particularly when the president will continue to say that the election was stolen.”
Romney, the sole Republican who voted to remove Trump from office last year, said that “the best way we can show respect for the voters who were upset is by telling the truth.”
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“The truth is that President-elect Biden won the election. President Trump lost. I’ve had that experience myself. It’s no fun,” Romney said.
“Scores of courts, the president’s own attorney general, state election officials both Republican and Democrat have reached that unequivocal decision.”
Romney stated that “in light of today’s sad circumstances, I ask my colleague, do we wear old political fortunes more heavily than we weigh the strength of our republic, the strength of our democracy and the cause of freedom? What’s the weight of personal acclaim compared to the weight of conscience?”
His speech ostensibly signals Romney’s plans for 2024. The major media outlets and leftists are now pushing him to run and are calling Romney “a towering figure in modern American history.”