Mitt Romney, Wrong As Usual, Blasts Republicans Challenging Election
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who rarely misses a chance to be wrong about what’s going on in America, came out with harsh criticism Saturday for the Republican senators planning to challenge the election on January 6th. Romney, who has been at least as vicious as any Democrat in his steady opposition to President Donald Trump, said that these Republicans, by demanding that we get to the bottom of the fraud and illegal contrivances of the 2020 election, were threatening to “imperil” the trust of the American people.
“The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic. The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it,” Romney said in a statement.
Romney said in an interview on Friday that any attempt to object to the certification of the election would serve to “spread the false rumor that somehow the election was stolen.”
Romney’s efforts to oppose the challenge will surely be appreciated by the Democrats, who are eager to certify Joe Biden’s win, put any and all scrutiny of the election in the rearview mirror, and move on. They know that if they can get away with this one, they can get away with anything. Republicans like Romney appear to be just fine with that.
It also puts him at odds with at least 11 of his GOP colleagues, including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is calling on the Senate to reject the Electoral College in favor of a 10-day congressional audit of the election.
“My fellow Senator Ted Cruz and the co-signers of his statement argue that rejection of electors or an election audit directed by Congress would restore trust in the election. Nonsense. Members of Congress who would substitute their own partisan judgement for that of the courts do not enhance public trust, they imperil it,” Romney said.
This would probably be a good time to remember that Romney was the only Republican in the Senate to vote to convict Trump on the ludicrous impeachment charges drummed up in the Democrat-controlled House. Like we said, this guy has a remarkable penchant for being wrong.
The effort to dispute and reject the Electoral College result, of course, is doomed to fail – with or without Mitt Romney’s remarks. The Democrats control the House, which is more than enough power to ensure that this election gets certified on Capitol Hill. And there are plenty of Republicans who plan to vote right alongside them.
But might doesn’t make right, and there is much to dispute about this election. Unfortunately, the branches of government that might have gotten to the bottom of this travesty are too cowardly and too compromised to get the job done.