Senate Republican leaders named Utah freshman senator Mitt Romney to the Whip team despite his vicious slam against the President in an op-ed at The Washington Post. Romney also tore into Rep. Steve King this week and demanded King resign.
If only he had done that with the Democrats, most notably Barack Obama, he might have become President. He doesn’t have much to say against Democrats in general.
Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., released the names of GOP lawmakers to serve as deputy whips. Romney is among them. Others are Sens. John Cornyn (TX), Cory Gardner (CO), Tim Scott (SC), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Rob Portman (OH), James Lankford (OK), Martha McSally (AZ), Thom Tillis(N), and Todd Young (IN).
Sen. Mike Crapo (ID), was named chief deputy whip.
It’s a moderate/liberal group, but that is the Senate in general. It seems like a statement. The establishment is telling us they are back and taking control of Donald Trump.
Rumors abound that some Republicans in both Chambers are planning to force Trump to resign or pull out of a 2020 run after the Mueller report is released. They then plan, the rumors go, to put up Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, or John Kasich as the GOP candidate. All are sure to lose against even a Socialist Democrat candidate, but they probably know that and don’t care.
Thune selected Romney despite some pushback from GOP senators unhappy he launched his Senate career with an attack on the president.
Senate Majority Whip @SenJohnThune announces deputy whips for the 116th Congress. The list includes @GOPHELP members Sens. @MittRomney (Utah) and @SenatorTimScott (S.C.) pic.twitter.com/fB1FYszmTG
— Ty Richardson (@TyrichardsonPC) January 15, 2019
Romney said he supports building a wall, but not an emergency declaration. He will fight the President on everything, or most everything.
Romney has a leadership PAC, and it’s likely he’s hoping to be a presidential candidate, possibly in Trump’s place. He’s the new Jeff Flake, and just as delusional.
Make no mistake, Romney sold his soul to the globalists after 2012. He is the globalists “useful idiot” in a blue one button opened Oxford cloth shirt, with sleeve cuffs rolled twice, and groomed, Men’s Club sprayed hair.
This shows that many Senate Republicans are wanting to undermine the president. Choosing this weasel shows disrespect to the Republican base who voted to make Donald Trump the president. It is a slap in the face by the open borders globalist and corporatist Establishment Republicans against the rest of us. Shame on them all.
Wow… I’m an Independent and glad to remain so. I cannot fathom any good reason for Republican leadership to reward Romney with a leadership post after his public attack on the leader of their own party. For all the criticism of Trump’s thin skin, paranoia, etc., I genuinely feel sorry for him when Senate Republicans signal such disrespect for him rather than support him to do his best. Disgusting.
Makes him the Whip-ping BOY.
Mitt ‘McCain’ Romney actually now thinks he is president-in-waiting and is busy putting his governance group together … I hear that former Senator Flake is going to be his Secretary of State; Senator ‘Vietnam’ Blumenthal will head up the Department of Defense, and Kamala Harris will be his Attorney-General.