In an interview with Politico Friday, Sen. Mitt Romney said that Republican presidential primary challenger Bill Weld is a “terrific guy.”
The failed 2016 Republican presidential candidate claimed that although he supports Trump most of the time, he has not committed to supporting Trump’s re-election campaign. Romney acknowledged that the president basically has the nomination, but not before praising Trump’s Republican challenger, Bill Weld, as a “terrific guy.”
“In March, Romney voted against President Donald Trump’s national emergency resolution to build a wall along the southern border, although he claimed that decisi0n did not amount to a vote ‘against border security.'” Breitbart reports. “Sen. Romney served as one of the 12 Senate Republicans to vote against the national emergency. The Utah senator also infamously took to the leftist Washington Post to slam President Donald Trump in January.”
“The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December,” Romney wrote in WaPo last week. Romney said, “On balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
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As former Massachusetts governor, it makes sense that Romney would know and be cordial with Weld, also a former governor of that state. Weld might even be a “terrific guy,” politics aside.
However, Romney belongs to that same cabal of establishment Republicans who have had it out for Trump since day one. While he would never say it, don’t think for a second that Romney wouldn’t be giddy if Trump were impeached. That he won’t even commit to re-electing the President of the United States who belongs to HIS OWN PARTY should tell you everything you need to know.
If Donald Trump stumbles in any way in the next election and Bill Weld is able to benefit (highly unlikely) in any way, expect establishment Republicans to give him some attention.
And Mitt Romney could lead the pack.