Failed 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going after President Donald Trump again.
The Utah Republican launched a vile attack against Trump and declared in a statement that the president is to blame for politics in America being “vile, vituperative, hate-filled,” NBC News reported.
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election. But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation — let alone the birthplace of modern democracy,” Romney said.
Romney then went a step further, launching a disturbing attack against Trump, hinting that the president is somehow responsible for America’s division.
Romney then defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speaker of the House ‘crazy;’ he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is discovered to kidnap her,” Romney said.
You can view Mitt Romney’s original tweet below:
My thoughts on the current state of our politics: pic.twitter.com/oYY4zlX6ZP
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
The fact that Romney is lecturing Trump on what is presidential is absolutely pathetic.
Romney is in absolutely no position to be lecturing anyone on politics — much less someone who has been as successful as Trump.
Back in September, Romney claimed that the president is deliberately fomenting racial unrest.
“The comments and tweets over the past few days, including a retweet of a 2019 video clearly intended to further inflame racial tensions, are simply jaw-dropping,” Romney said.
The video in question, which Trump retweeted, shows a Black man shoving a white woman into a New York subway train in 2019.
Romney has been one of the president’s most frequent Republican critics in the Senate.
Romney was also one of the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s commutation of associate Roger Stone’s prison sentence.
“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted in July.
He has also frequently pushed back on the president’s claims about mail-in voting, noting that Utah, like many other Western states, has long held elections entirely by mail.
“I don’t know of any evidence that voting by mail would increase voter fraud,” he said in August. “My biggest concern, frankly, with regards to voting fraud has been that there would be some kind of hacking of our voting electronic systems and that voting machines or tabulating equipment would be hacked.”
Romney is also the same “Republican” who voted for one of the Articles of Impeachment against Trump earlier this year.
Romney’s become so anti-Trump that one “conservative” outlet previously called on him to “run for president as an Independent.”