During the 2016 campaign, Mitt Romney led the #NeverTrump faction in the GOP.
Even after Trump’s victory, he continued leading the resistance by firing off cheap shots at the President.
But now he’s considering a challenge so extreme that it could destroy Trump for good.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced his retirement.
This led to immediate speculation that Mitt Romney would run for senate in his adoptive state of Utah.
His decision would thrill the pro-amnesty, globalist wing of the Republican Party that has no use for Donald Trump’s America First conservatism.
Romney would be expected to walk into the Senate seat in the 2018 midterms.
And that is where it gets dangerous.
As the leader of the #NeverTrump movement, Romney would obtain a prime perch to launch a 2020 primary challenge to Donald Trump.
If Republicans screw up badly enough to lose the Senate I think the market for Trump primary challengers will be pretty robust. Romney would have a big platform to feel things out and then could decide by late 2019 on whether to run.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 2, 2018
The establishment – who Romney serves – wouldn’t care about the fact that a primary challenge could lead to a Democrat victory in 2020.
They want to snatch back control of the party from conservatives so they can go back to promoting open borders, trade deals and foreign wars.
Romney – a twice failed Presidential candidate – is the perfect candidate for this kamikaze mission.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.