Senator Mitt Romney claims that his Republican colleagues would have voted to impeach the former President Donald Trump but were too afraid of what his supporters might do to their families.
The revelation comes via author McKay Coppins, who discussed his biography titled, “Romney: A Reckoning,’ with Vanity Fair contributor Brian Stelter.
It’s good to see that Stelter was able to land on his feet somewhere after being released by CNN. He’s always seemed a bit wobbly.
Anyway, back to the matter at hand.
Coppins told Stelter that in his many interviews with Romney, the junior Senator from Utah revealed that other GOP lawmakers would have voted to impeach or convict Trump as he did, but something held them back.
The author said he heard “story after story” about “Republican members of Congress, Republican senators, who at various points wanted to vote for impeachment — vote to convict Trump or vote to impeach Trump — and decided not to, not because they thought he was innocent, but because they were afraid for their family’s safety.”
“They were afraid of what Trump supporters might do to them or to their families,” Coppins continued.
Mitt Romney reveals many Republicans wanted to vote for Trump’s impeachment, but the fear of physical violence from Trump’s supporters prevented them from doing so. pic.twitter.com/Yo2otoEr1b
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 27, 2023
Romney: Republicans Are Afraid Of Trump Supporters
Romney’s comments have “deplorable” vibes to it. Fellow Republicans who don’t want to have to deal with the “unwashed masses” that are Trump supporters.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know which of the congressmen or congresswomen live their lives in fear of what actual conservative voters might do? It’d be a good indicator of that person’s spine or lack thereof.
Coppins, dismayed by what Romney had told him asked, “How long can the American project last if elected officials from one of the major parties are making their political decisions based on fear of physical violence from their constituents?”
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Bro, the American project has been going down the drain the last few years because not enough Republicans are afraid of being held accountable by their voters. Not violence. Accountability.
Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) got a taste of accountability recently. That’s what they should be afraid of, not some made-up narrative about “violent Trump supporters.”
My God, Romney is such a namby-pamby, boomer rube.
Utah Senator and one-time GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he is no longer at home within a party dominated by Trump. He also talks about examining his legacy, as the subject of a new biography, “Romney: A Reckoning.” https://t.co/3dRov5edUu pic.twitter.com/np30GCcnyW
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) October 22, 2023
Romney Wore A Fake Disguise To Hide From Trump Supporters
Whether or not it’s true that other Republicans were terrified of Trump supporters, Romney himself certainly was. You may recall he sometimes wore a disguise in public just to avoid them.
And by “disguise” we mean he wears a hat when out and about. Clark Kent’s glasses think his undercover game is weak.
.@jmartNYT and @alexburnsNYT report Sen. Mitt Romney wears a disguise in public to avoid being recognized by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
— Bryan Schott (schotthappens.bsky.social) (@SchottHappens) April 30, 2022
Hell, Romney was so desperate that he tried to avoid Trump supporters online as well, creating a secret X profile (Twitter at the time) to attack President Trump using the name, Pierre Delecto … International Man of Mystery.
We added that last part, but it seemed to fit.
— The Hill (@thehill) October 21, 2019
Romney announced last month that he would not seek reelection to the Senate.
In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, the weak-kneed Republican complained about not having a home in today’s political landscape.
“I don’t really have a home in my party … I come from a tradition of, you know, Ronald Reagan, and George Herbert Walker Bush, and George W. Bush, and John McCain,” he said.
“That’s the party I’ve come from. And I don’t recognize that in the great majority of our party today,” he added. “And that, for me, is very troubling.”
Romney also described Trump as a “whack job” to Coppins after the GOP frontrunner called him “a total loser that only a mother could love.”
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