Never-Trump Senator Mitt Romney is still bitter he never became President.
He’s never gotten over Donald Trump’s win in 2016.
But he just twisted the knife in President Trump’s back with this ultimate act of betrayal.
Mitt Romney announced on the Senate floor he would vote to convict President Donald Trump on the first article of impeachment on abuse of power.
His fellow Republicans didn’t respond well to the news.
Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) tweeted that “Mitt Romney absolutely despites that Donald Trump was elected POTUS & he was not,” adding that it was “sore loser mentality” that launched the impeachment witch hunt and Schiff apparently “recruited himself a sore loser buddy” to “play along.”
Mitt Romney absolutely despises that Donald Trump was elected POTUS & he was not. The sore loser mentality launched this sham impeachment & corruptly rigged & jammed it through the House. It looks like Schiff recruited himself a sore loser buddy on the GOP side to play along.
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) February 5, 2020
Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale called Romney “an irrelevant relic” who was “sour about Trump’s success.”
Mitt Romney is an irrelevant relic.
The entire Republican Party is united behind @realDonaldTrump and knows he did nothing wrong.
Let’s call it what it is. You’re sour about Trump’s success and you want to keep your elitist dinner invites.
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 5, 2020
Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter noted that Romney has stepped into McCain’s “Never-Trump” role in the Senate.
Romney's speech proves he IS John McCain. Fine, Republicans, do the cowardly thing, but please stop demanding that we admire your courage. https://t.co/4MshZDGwfs
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 5, 2020
Dinesh D’Souza expressed regret for ever having supporter Romney in 2012.
After throwing away the 2012 election, largely due to his monumental arrogance and stupidity, @MittRomney seems determined to get rid of the man who is undoing the damage Obama wrought. Shows how wrong we were to support this petty, envious Cassius!
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) February 5, 2020
Sean Davis, co-founder of The Federalist noted that Romney’s vote for more witnesses was completely disingenuous. “He clearly didn’t believe more evidence or testimony was necessary,” Davis said. “He just wanted a long, drawn-out process to damage his nemesis.”
Romney’s vote today also shows how dishonest his vote for witnesses was last week. He clearly didn’t believe more evidence or testimony was necessary since he’s voting to convict today. He just wanted a long, drawn-out process to damage his nemesis. https://t.co/RXccNlPyP0
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 5, 2020
The fallout of Romney’s vote to convict President Trump on even one of the House Democrats’ phony articles of impeachment is that it provided political cover for so-called “moderate” Democrats like Doug Collins (AL), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), and Joe Manchin (WV) to vote for impeachment.
And, of course, the media gleefully noted Romney’s vote would be the first time in history a member of the President’s party voted for impeachment.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 5, 2020
This is the first time in history a member of the president’s party has voted for removal.
With Manchin’s and Sinema’s votes, it’s also the first time the whole opposition party has voted to remove.
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) February 5, 2020
For the record …
the vote to convict @realDonaldTrump for Abuse of Power was bipartisan.
It wasn’t just Mitt Romney bucking his GOP party. It was Manchin and Jones, Dems who rep deep red states, taking huge political risks in voting to convict. #impeachment
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) February 5, 2020
NOTE: In voting to convict Trump of Abuse of Power, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) made history—per CNN, "He's the first senator in U.S. history to vote to convict a president from the same party in an impeachment trial." So this was the most bipartisan vote to convict a president ever.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) February 5, 2020
In the end, Romney’s vote to convict the President made no difference on the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial.
President Trump was acquitted and Democrats not only failed to remove him from office, polls show they failed in their ultimate goal – trying to damage Trump politically ahead of the November 2020 elections.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any developments in the ongoing story.