On Tuesday, Sen. Mitt Romney said in a statement that he’s tired of how “vile” and “vituperative” American politics have become, and blamed President Donald Trump for this trend.
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement that was shared on Twitter.
“But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation — let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”
My thoughts on the current state of our politics: pic.twitter.com/oYY4zlX6ZP
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
Romney continued, “The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speaker of the House ‘crazy;’ he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is discovered to kidnap her.”
Romney said Democrats and the left do the same thing, when they “launch blistering attacks of their own — though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others.”
Romney Defends Biden, Forgets About ‘Back in Chains’ Attack
Romney’s defense of Biden refusing to stoop as low as “others” is very interesting.
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In 2012, when Mitt Romney was the GOP nominee for President, Biden told a mostly African American audience that a President Romney would put black people “back in chains.”
Biden said this to a largely black audience during the 2012 presidential election about the Republican presidential ticket – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – that year.
“He’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules – unchain Wall Street!”
Then Biden said (emphasis added), “They’re going to put you all back in chains” with their economic policies.
Mitt Romney must have forgotten.
A good statement, but could have used mention of Joe Biden accusing Romney of wanting to put black people back in chains or Harry Reid accusing him of not paying taxes. https://t.co/n050SXeclC
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) October 13, 2020
Romney: ‘Leaders Must Tone It Down’
Romney said on Tuesday:
“The rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters who take the small and predictable step from intemperate word to dangerous action.
“The world is watching America with abject horror; more consequentially, our children are watching.”
“Many Americans are frightened for our country — so divided, so angry, so mean, so violent,” he added.
“It is time to lower the heat,” Romney said. “Leaders must tone it down.”
Hope, not fear. (Except for Climate Change & COVID)
Peace, not violence. (Forget Libya, Yemen & Portland)
Generosity, not greed. (Gimme $4T in new taxes)
Light, not darkness. (Gonna put y’all back in chains) https://t.co/s0kPLktwzW
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 6, 2020
Whatever one thinks of President Trump’s tone and manner, this notion that vitriolic politics in America began with him is simply untrue, as evidenced by Biden’s racially-charged low blow against Romney in 2012.
Romney now wants “leaders to tone it down.”
Does that include Joe Biden too?
Will Mitt Romney be releasing a statement about the need for that anytime soon?
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