Mitt Romney shocked Washington and the rest of the country on Wednesday with his vote to remove Donald Trump from office. While there were not enough votes to remove the President, the Utah senator’s vote was a stinging blow to Conservatives.
Trump was reportedly blindsided by the decision and the White House had looked forward to messaging that the impeachment process was completely partisan. The President’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was quick to blast Romney for his decision.
Soon after Romney’s decision, Trump Jr. tweeted, “Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now. He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the GOP.”
Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now.
He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
The Democratic party, which has slightly fewer members than the Republicans, would likely be overjoyed if Romney was ejected.
Trump Jr. wasn’t the only Republican ripping Romney. Fox News host and Trump sycophant Lou Dobbs also had an opinion.
Dobbs said of the matter, “Romney is going to be associated with Judas, Brutus, Benedict Arnold forever when he not even a footnote in a footnote otherwise, because of his betrayal.”
Romney didn’t waver in his decision, though. The 2012 candidate remarked on the senate floor, “I will only be one name among many, no more, no less, to future generations of Americans who look at the record of this trial. They will note merely that I was among the senators who determined that what the president did was wrong, grievously wrong.”
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