Heartbreak: Mitt Romney Reminds Dems He's Mitt Romney When Asked About 'Punishment' for Hawley and Cruz

Heartbreak: Mitt Romney Reminds Dems He's Mitt Romney When Asked About 'Punishment' for Hawley and Cruz
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As we prepare to head into week three of the Great Conservative Canceling/Purging of 2021, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) continue to be two of the main Republican targets of the left’s/media’s perpetual anger and rage.

The Democrat-floated idea that both Hawley and Cruz should be punished in some way by their fellow senators over voicing objections to some electoral votes two weeks ago has reached a fever pitch — so much so that Republican senators are being bombarded daily with questions from journalists as to where they stand on the idea of expelling two of their Republican colleagues for doing the same thing a number of House Democrats did in 2001, 2005, and 2017: question electoral votes after a presidential election.

CNN’s Manu Raju caught up with the network’s favorite Republican Senator Mitt Romney this morning and asked him his thoughts on whether Cruz and Hawley should face punishment. Romney, who not long after the Capitol riots took to the floor of the Senate to allege that “those who choose to continue to support [Trump’s] dangerous gambit … will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy”, had this to say:

When Raju inquired about whether Romney was on board with convicting Trump, he was non-committal:

The comments to Raju’s tweets were brutal, and came mostly from leftists who don’t seem to understand that this is classic Mitt Romney talking out of both sides of his mouth.

Two weeks ago, Romney all but accused Cruz, Hawley, and other Republicans who raised questions about electoral votes of opening the doors to the Capitol and letting in the rioters. But now, push is beginning to come to shove, and instead of maintaining his position on their alleged “inciting” of rioters, Romney’s tiptoeing back over the fence and backtracking by stating that all they were doing was “raising questions which are legitimate within the Senate.”

As he did the last go around, I think it’s safe to say Romney’s going to vote to convict Trump this time around as well, if for no other reason than he really enjoys the praise that supposedly “respectable” Democrats like Joe Biden shower on him from time to time on the occasion when they want something from him.

But what he’ll likely vote to convict Trump on (alleged incitement) is the same thing he won’t advocate punishing Hawley and Cruz over. Kinda odd, but not really surprising, I guess, considering the consistently inconsistent source.

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