Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has certainly been in the news lately. Most recently, as you’ve likely heard by now, the conservative lawmaker announced on December 30 that he will add his voice to other GOP senators objecting to the Electoral College certification which will take place in the House on January 5.
Earlier in December, as my colleague Sister Toldjah reported, he gave a rousing speech in a committee hearing on the need for all Americans to trust the U.S. electoral process, and the outrageous slams by the legacy media and Democrats against every day voters questioning whether we just had a legitimate election for President of the United States.
He said, in part:
“Yesterday, I was talking with some of the constituents back at home [in Missouri], a group of about 30 people. Every single one of them, every one of them, told me that they felt they had been disenfranchised, that their votes didn’t matter and that the election had been rigged,” Hawley noted.
“After four years of that, being told that the last election was fake and that Donald Trump wasn’t really elected and that Russia intervened — after four years of that — now these same people are told ‘you just sit down and shut up if you have any concerns about election integrity, you’re a nutcase. You should shut-up,’” Hawley recalled.
But it turns out the criticisms against Americans properly concerned about election integrity aren’t just coming from the other side of the aisle.
Breitbart News reports that on New Year’s Day, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) took to CNN’s airwaves, which has lately become a cozy perch where nominal Republicans like him seem to let loose in calling fellow Republicans, including Pres. Trump, “dangerous” to the nation. And he didn’t disappoint the NeverTrump gang with his performance this time.
Romney, speaking to CNN, said Hawley’s objection would continue to spread the “false rumor that somehow the election was stolen.”
“Spreading this kind of rumor about our election system not working is dangerous for democracy here and abroad,” he added.
According to an NBC reporter who tweeted about the interview:
Romney also says MCCONNELL told Senate Republicans that any vote on an objection to the electoral college certification would be “the most consequential vote” of his career.
“I see that as a statement that he believes it’s a referendum on our democracy,” he said.
Now, syndicated radio show and Fox News host Mark Levin is slamming Romney back for his attack on Hawley, and (rightly) calls him out for being a “non-president,” after two failed attempts.
Well, one of the leading unprincipled fools in the Senate burps up his displeasure at defending our electoral system and Constitution. Non-President Romney.https://t.co/xGKzw7NSOy
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 2, 2021
Here’s the problem with “Republican” prognosticators like Mitt Romney. Now that he’s turned his back on the president and his base, he appears to feel unleashed to spout any sort of nonsense that comes into his head — including what he thinks other Republicans are thinking, if it will lend his rantings more perceived credibility. Just like every good progressive does. No, the Senate Majority Leader hasn’t hinted or called senators potentially voting on an objection to the EC certification “a referendum on our democracy.” Because it wouldn’t be anything like that.
On the contrary, if members of Congress can vote about something, it’s as a part of our current political system. These senators and congressmen aren’t meeting in clandestine, remote outposts, considering when they’ll march on the White House with pitchforks and torches. They often meet on the floor of the United States Senate, or as in this case, the floor of the House of Representatives.
So please, Sen. Romney. Spare us your tears for the demise of the Republic. We know your game well.