After a weekend of disappointment for Democrats, media members, and some conservatives alike, we were still missing one man’s opinion on the matter of Trump asking Ukraine’s new president to look into possible corruption by Joe Biden.
No worries though, because Mitt Romney has finally weighed in and it’s everything you’d expect it to be.
If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 22, 2019
Keep in mind, this was sent out yesterday afternoon, well over a day after we learned there was no quid pro quo and that Trump did not attempt to pressure Ukraine to do anything. All the impeachment fever had already been shown to be ludicrous (again), so what does Romney do? He strolls in, puts on his virtue signaling pants, and lets know how troubling it would be if Trump even asked Ukraine to investigate.
Why is it troubling? Well, I’m not really sure. If Joe Biden did what he bragged about on video, there is indeed plenty of probable cause to suggest an investigation be done by Ukraine. That seems to be a perfectly reasonable request of an ally. It’s also a much lesser version of what we were assured was above board in 2016, when the Obama administration leaned on a foreign spy and the United Kingdom’s intel apparatus to investigate Trump.
On that note, you know what tweet Romney has never sent out? He’s never condemned the Obama administration for their witch hunt against Trump, who was also political rival at the time. Never has Romney feigned indignation at Hillary Clinton hiring Fusion GPS to mine Russian sources for opposition research. In fact, I can’t recall Romney even questioning those happenings and at least wanting more answers. To the contrary, most of his comments involving those issues have been qualified “if true” slams against Trump, even as they indeed turned out to be mostly not true.
I’m all for a big tent as a political party, but Mitt Romney is just terrible. This is a guy who once proudly stumped for abortion and helped push government funded healthcare. He’s currently entertaining a carbon tax like he’s Bernie Sanders or something. He’s Jeff Flake with more self-righteousness and perhaps that’d be passable if Romney at least pointed his indignation at Democrats sometimes as well. But no, like many anti-Trump apparatchiks, he can only ever seem to point his ire at his own side. That act got old a long time ago. If Romney thinks this is path back to glory within the Republican party, he’s sadly mistaken.
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