In a New York Times piece from this morning, the Times reports that the G.O.P. is in disarray and Mitt Romney agrees.
The Times shares (highlights inserted):
In the past three weeks, House Republicans have dumped their party leader — Speaker Kevin McCarthy — and repeatedly failed to elect the candidate whom they had nominated to replace McCarthy.
They can’t seem to find anyone who can win the 217 votes needed for a House majority. There are currently 221 Republicans in the House, and at least a handful has opposed every candidate so far. The result is a political mess with little precedent in the U.S. Congress.
Yesterday afternoon, Republicans nominated Tom Emmer, a relative moderate from Minnesota, to be the next speaker, choosing him from a field of seven candidates. But Emmer dropped out of the race hours later, an acknowledgment that he too lacked the votes to become speaker. Too many right-wing members objected to him, and Donald Trump attacked him on social media as “totally out-of-touch with Republican Voters.”
Last night, Republicans chose yet another nominee: Mike Johnson of Louisiana, a hard-line conservative. Johnson will now try to win enough support to become speaker. He is Republicans’ fourth nominee in recent weeks, after Jim Jordan, Steve Scalise and Emmer.
The main explanation for the chaos is that the Republican Party’s growing radical faction and its still substantial mainstream wing can’t find common ground. “When your party doesn’t agree on much, it’s really hard to do things,” James Wallner, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute who has worked for Republicans in Congress, told us.
The Times continues:
“I don’t recognize my party in some respects,” Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, says in a new biography.
What the Times doesn’t realize is that it is a good thing that Mitt Romney is on the outs. He is not an American hero, he bashed President Trump but praised him when he wanted the Secretary of State’s job, and then bashed him ever since after he didn’t receive the appointment.
President Trump shared some Truth’s about Romney this week.
Romney in his book lies and claims he didn’t know anything about Hunter Biden and Burisma in 2019, using this as an excuse for voting to remove President Trump from office after the Democrats impeached President Trump for bringing up the Biden’s criminal actions in Ukraine. Romney became the first Senator in US history to vote to remove the President from their own party from office.
This was a lie, because Romney’s advisor from his 2008 and 2012 campaigns for President was added to the Burisma Board in 2019. This individual is also connected to the CIA, a request that Hunter indicated he needed on that board to help the company move forward.