Whoops: Looks Like Romney Responded With a Lie to All Those People Booing Him

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On Saturday, I wrote about how Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) was heartily booed at the Utah GOP organizing convention, particularly when he criticized President Donald Trump. “I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” said Romney.

In response, Romney asked those booing, “Aren’t you embarrassed?” They weren’t, and didn’t stop booing until one of the officials asked them to show Romney some respect.

Romney then tried to press his Republican bona fides. “You can boo all you like,” Romney said. “I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan, and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.”

But as Michael Knowles observed, this very claim wasn’t even true. Romney has previously claimed that at least part of his life, he was an Independent.

So which is it, Mitt? Were you an Independent or were you a Republican all of your life?

The very reason some boo and are unhappy with Romney is exactly that kind of flip-flopping, inability to trust what he says or what his position is. How he supported President Donald Trump when it was convenient for him, when it helped his campaign or when he was looking for a job in the Trump administration, but then threw him under the bus during impeachment while seemingly pandering to Democrats.

This is a golden example of that inability to trust what he says. Republicans like Romney are what helped put Joe Biden where he is. Romney can’t pretend to be disturbed about Biden in charge now. He forfeited all right to that. He’s the very face of the go-along-to get along, maintain your own power GOP, when we desperately need people of courage and principle to stand in the breach against the tide of radical Democrats trying to push this country further left and seize control. He’s one helping to hand over that control to them.

HT: Twitchy