Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) has announced he will not be seeking another term in the Senate, potentially ending his career in elected office altogether. Romney, who has prominently opposed former President Donald Trump from within the Republican Party, is continuing to condemn the ex-president and current presidential candidate on his way out of the Senate, where Romney’s time will formally end in the beginning of 2025.
“Well, I’m not going to be supporting President Trump, former President Trump under any circumstance,” the Utahn said. “I happen to believe that character is destiny. And I believe that a number of his personality and character flaws are ones that would make it impossible for me to support him.” Romney made these comments in an interview apparently originating with The Telegraph, which was shared in part on X (formerly called Twitter) by Republican Accountability.
Liz Cheney, the former Republican Congresswoman from Wyoming who has made political stands against Trump similar in substance to the stances that Romney has taken, also recently condemned the former president and his wing of the Republican Party. Cheney was speaking after Russia’s Vladimir Putin condemned the criminal prosecutions now faced by Trump. Putin utilized a line of argument very similar to Trump’s own claims.
“Putin has now officially endorsed the Putin-wing of the Republican Party,” Cheney said online. “Putin Republicans & their enablers will end up on the ash heap of history. Patriotic Americans in both parties who believe in the values of liberal democracy will make sure of it.” Around this area specifically, Trump himself has claimed he could quickly orchestrate an end to the war in Ukraine between that country and invading Russian forces. He has not outlined a meaningfully comprehensive plan for actually doing so. While in office earlier, Trump experienced foundational failures on multiple fronts, with North Korea continuing its nuclear explorations, allies to the U.S. facing economic hurdles, and major undercuts to the multi-country nuclear deal with Iran without a replacement agreement ready to implement.
Mitt Romney: “I’m not going be supporting…former President Trump under any circumstance…I believe that a number of his personality and character flaws would make it impossible for me to support him.” pic.twitter.com/UHYKUFk8Tl
— Republican Accountability (@AccountableGOP) September 15, 2023