Mitt Romney: Trump Will Be the 2024 GOP Nominee if He Wants To Be
Just a week and a half ago, Donald Trump was facing impeachment in the senate. The evidence against him was damning. Still, only 7 of 50 Republican senators were willing to vote for his conviction. It’s needless to say that Trump is still very popular in the GOP.
That doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have detractors. Mitch McConnell is clearly not a fan of the former president and would prefer to end his future in the GOP. Mitt Romney, the only Republican to vote for Trump to be convicted twice, doesn’t care for the former president either. But if Trump wants to be the GOP nominee in 2024, the Utah senator said, he will be.
Romney said at a New York Times event, “He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party. I don’t know if he’s planning to run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he would win the nomination.”
The Utah senator was also asked if he would support Trump if he was the nominee. “I would not be voting for President Trump again. I haven’t voted for him in the past,” he responded. “I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican party that I represent.”
On Donald Trump, Senator Mitt Romney at the DealBook DC Policy Project said: "I don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does I'm pretty sure he will win the nomination." #DealBookDC https://t.co/Q6zOBOXHks pic.twitter.com/TK6fE9KLx2
— DealBook (@dealbook) February 24, 2021
While Trump is currently the favorite to lead the GOP, his path to getting to that point is precarious. The former president is facing severe legal jeopardy in both Georgia and the state of New York.