Mitt Romney Decides to Cosplay as Liz Cheney

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You might want to sit down for this one. In a completely unexpected, never-before-seen move, Mitt Romney has decided to bend the knee and do the left’s bidding. Yeah, I know, I was just as surprised as you are.

Following Liz Cheney’s lead, Romney has come out in support of a “January 6th commission,” which will serve as nothing more than a partisan battering ram for the Democrat Party going into 2022.

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As I’ve written before, there’s no reason for any Republican to support this clearly partisan nonsense. The commission is set up in a way where Democrats would choose the investigators, essentially making it the Mueller investigation — part two. One of the cardinal sins a GOP politician can make is purposely playing into the hands of the left, and Romney and Cheney are chomping at the bit to do so.

There is no reason for a commission. We have a Joe Biden DOJ run investigation going on that has already led to hundreds of arrests, with many people still in jail without bail for the grand crime of trespassing. Further, there are at least two committee investigations going on in Congress. Oh yeah, and we had an impeachment trial already that centered on January 6th. Anyone claiming there aren’t ample investigations already ongoing is simply lying and hoping for yet another bludgeon to wield for purely political reasons.

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For the life of me, I don’t understand why people who ostensibly claim to be on the right are so eager to become pawns for their political adversaries. Democrats play for keeps, and you never see them break ranks like this. Yet, Romney, Cheney, and a handful of other GOP Senators and Representatives seem intent on proving they have no strategic sense whatsoever. Again, there is no logical reason for Congress to get involved here. What are they going to do except call partisan witnesses to preen for the cameras? Any real investigation will happen at the law enforcement level, but even then, you can expect that to be largely slanted given how infiltrated the ranks are at the FBI and DOJ.

Romney’s chief reason for existing is to virtue signal, though. Abortion, censorship, stupid foreign wars, etc.? He’s not really into that, but give him a chance to dump on his own party, and he’s always down. Where were Romney’s calls for a commission when a left-wing gunman nearly killed multiple GOP Congressional members? Where were his calls for a commission over the BLM riots of 2020 which had a far higher body count and far, far more destruction, including of federal property?

A political party can’t function like this. You can not have members who revel in sabotaging their own colleagues. Cheney is likely serving her last term, and when the time comes, Romney should be sent packing as well.