When Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was requested Thursday if he would assist Donald Trump in 2024, the lawmaker didn’t miss a beat: “Absolutely not.”
And that stands even when the previous president wins the Republican nomination.
“Look, I voted to remove him from office — twice,” Romney mentioned to laughter at a Washington Post forum on local weather change, referring to Trump’s two impeachments.
“It’s not just because he loses,” Romney emphasised, referring to the midterm election pratfalls of many high-profile candidates endorsed by Trump. “It’s also [that] he’s simply not a person who ought to have the reins of the government of the United States.”
Romney mentioned it’s “not rocket science” why so many GOP candidates went down in defeat. It’s as a result of they had been picked or endorsed by Trump, whose backing was the “kiss of death” within the basic election, he mentioned.
The senator conceded, nonetheless, that Trump maintains a major share of assist from the Republican Party.
Romney has been hitting laborious at Trump.
Earlier this week, he turned considered one of Trump’s favourite insults in opposition to fellow Republicans again on him. Romney referred to as the previous president a RINO — Republican In Name Only — for calling for the termination of the Constitution.
“Well, the Republican Party is the Constitution party,” Romney advised reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday. “So when he calls to suspend the Constitution, he goes from being MAGA to being RINO.”
Late final month, he blasted Trump over his dinner at Mar-a-Lago with white supremacist Nick Fuentes and Ye, the rapper previously generally known as Kanye West who just lately mentioned he sees “good things” in Hitler.
Romney referred to as the meeting between Trump, Fuentes and Ye “disgusting.”
“I think it has been clear that there’s no bottom to the degree to which President Trump will degrade himself and the nation,” Romney advised reporters on the time.