Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) ripped into Mitt Romney for going wobbly on Trump’s impeachment. Scott tore into Romney for giving life to the Democrats effort to take down Trump based on a phone call with Ukraine President Vlodomyr Zelensky.
Look, Mitt is not up for reelection in 2020 so expect him to be the leader of any opposition that takes shape within the GOP ranks.
The Democrats have the votes to impeach in the House and need 20 GOP Senators to vote with them and Trump is gone.
No one believes there are 20 GOP Senators who will take this extraordinary step, but remember, the GOP establishment led by Mitt and friends don’t like Trump because he exposed them all as the worst kind of frauds.
From The Daily Wire:
“Senator Romney has gone down the same path as the Democrats like Nancy Pelosi,” Scott said. “He thinks the worst of the president instead of the best, before he ever gets all the facts. We have to go through the process to get the facts. Senator Romney doesn’t speak for the Republican Party. He can have his own opinions, and he doesn’t speak for all Republican senators.”
“My reaction was the same as I had a view days ago, which is this remains deeply troubling and we’ll see where it leads. The first reaction is troubling,” Romney said in response to the released transcript of Trump’s phone call with Ukraine. “I don’t know if I’d focus so much on the quid pro quo element as perhaps some do.
I’ve said this in my first reaction, if the President of the United States asks or presses the leader of a foreign country to carry out an investigation of a political nature, that’s troubling. Clearly, if there were a quid pro quo that would take it to an entirely more extreme level.”
Sen. Romney’s anti-Trump rhetoric has been steadily consistent throughout the former real estate mogul’s tenure as president, beginning with the scathing op-ed he penned for the Washington Post earlier this year in which he said that President Trump had not risen to the level of his office.
“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation,” Romney said at the time. “A president should unite us and inspire us to follow ‘our better angels.’ A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect.”