A Strike, Right Into the Mitt: Republicans Call for Romney to Be Expelled and Recalled

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, waits to participate in a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, waits to participate in a mock swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, as the 116th Congress begins. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 

 

Some people aren’t happy with Mitt Romney.

As you’re surely aware, the Republican Utah senator voted on Wednesday — along with the opposition party — to nix Trump’s presidency.

Still, Michael Medved’s cool with it:

But a whole bunch are not, and now some are calling to either expel Mitt from the GOP or recall him from the Senate.

Hefty moves.

And leading the way: Trump Jr.

Here’s a tweeting of strong words:

“Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now. He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP.”

As noted by The Daily Wire, former White House advisor Andrew Surabian retweeted it, embellished by a hashtag:

https://twitter.com/Surabees/status/1225141185800474625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1225141185800474625&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fcalls-for-expelling-romney-from-gop-surge-utah-lawmaker-files-motion-to-allow-recall-of-senators

NY Rep. Lee Zeldin believes Romney’s ramming was more than a little bit personal:

 

Even Ronna McDaniel took a stand — and she’s Mitt’s niece:

But it gets bigger: As covered by RedState’s Mike Ford, last week, Republican Utah state Rep. Tim Quinn introduced a bill that would allow the state to recall senators via vote following a petition.

Tim told the Deseret News Wednesday the legislation wasn’t aimed at Mitt, but the timing definitely works out.

And, as relayed by The Daily Wire:

DN reported on Wednesday afternoon that support for the bill exploded immediately following Romney’s defection from the party on the impeachment vote:

Rep. Tim Quinn, R-Heber City, said Wednesday he received more than 100 phone calls and 250 emails in just over an hour that were “100% positive to the bill.”

Though Quinn said the proposal was in the works before impeachment and is not about Romney, he picked up a half dozen House co-sponsors after Romney announced on the U.S. Senate floor that he would vote to find Trump guilty of abuse of power.

Mitt appears resigned to whatever fate results:

“I don’t know what might happen in the Utah Legislature. I will accept whatever consequence is sent my way and recognize that is part of the job. People don’t expect me to be a shrinking violet.”

If social media’s any indication, that petition might not be too difficult. Here’s a bit of results from a Twitter search of “#RecallRomney”:

In opposing the President, Mitt certainly stood on his own in a historic way. Might there be more history about to be made because of it?

I wouldn’t be surprised. The partisan war and its ugliness took front and center Tuesday night as Nancy Pelosi tore the State of the Union address in half. It was symbolic — not just of the bitter battle raging between members of two factions on Capitol Hill, but of the tear in the fabric of our country.

And amid the lacerations, a certain Mormon senator could see himself ripped from office.

-ALEX

 

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