Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) has the honor, integrity, and intelligence of a dying breed of Republicans. He stood courageously in Congress and voted for Donald Trump’s impeachment in spite of the grief it was certain to rain down upon him. The president’s strain of vindictiveness does not rest with getting even. No, he is out to crush Romney.
However, Romney’s spine is far straighter tempered steel. Over the weekend, the Utah senator raised the issue of POTUS firing his fourth inspector general (IG) Steve Linick with the State Department. IG’s have been the watchdogs of the swamp, and it appeared that Linick discovered that the president and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo smelled of rank water.
What the president must not have understood was that throwing barbed stars at his perceived enemy over and over tended to make them lose their impact. This was the one he employed on Monday:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020
Trump also added a video to his tweet to give it a bloody body blow. Romney ran for president, too, but of course, he lost. POTUS tried to dig his thumb into Romney”s eye over that with the video.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked Trump to fire the IG, because he was investigating the secretary for misuse of taxpayer-paid staff, such as walking their dog. Pompeo’s wife also had a security detail, which was quite unusual, according to The Washington Post.
In a Saturday tweet, Romney said:
‘The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.’
Linick’s job entailed:
‘[He] expose waste and malfeasance within the agency, investigated a number of issues at the State Department that agitated senior Trump administration officials, but it remained unclear what specifically triggered his ouster Friday night.’
Twitter world caught fire after they saw Trump call Senator Romney a “Loser!” This was how they responded below:
Featured image is a screenshot via Twitter.
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