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Romney, Liz Cheney Issue Warnings About the GOP

Romney says Trump would win 2024 GOP nom if he ran

(Newser) - In what the New York Times notes is "a clear sign of [Donald] Trump's enduring position in the Republican Party," Mitt Romney offered a prediction Thursday on the next presidential campaign season. Speaking Tuesday with the Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin at the DealBook DC Policy Project, the...

Romney Called 'Deep State' Agent in Censure Motion
Romney Called 'Deep State'
Agent in Censure Motion
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Romney Called 'Deep State' Agent in Censure Motion

However, GOP leaders in Utah come to his defense

(Newser) - To get a sense of the debate now underway within the GOP, look no further than Utah. Some state Republicans are circulating a motion online calling for Mitt Romney to be censured for voting to convict former President Trump in his second impeachment trial . At the same time, however, party...

Republicans Back Home Don't Take 7 Votes Well

Louisiana GOP censures Cassidy

(Newser) - Republican senators who voted to convict former President Trump in his impeachment trial are hearing about it from party officials back home. Sen. Bill Cassidy was promptly censured by Louisiana party leaders, the Hill reports. The state party condemned Cassidy's vote in a tweet , adding, "Fortunately, clearer heads...

New Footage Shows Romney Close Call During Riot
New Footage Shows Romney
Close Call During Riot
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New Footage Shows Romney Close Call During Riot

Eugene Goodman directed senator to safety

(Newser) - Security footage aired at Donald Trump's second impeachment trial Wednesday shows that Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman was even more of a hero than previously known, impeachment manager Del. Stacey Plaskett said. The video shows Goodman encountering Sen. Mitt Romney and warning him to go the other way, the...

The Blame Game Has Started
Let the Blame Game Begin
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Let the Blame Game Begin

Sens. Hawley, Cruz accused of spurring Wednesday's violence, along with Trump

(Newser) - Lots of people are laying blame for Wednesday's violence at the Capitol on President Trump. But the Kansas City Star editorial board points to another Republican: Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley. The 41-year-old senator elected in 2018 "deserves an impressive share of the blame for the blood that's...

Pence Backs GOP Effort to Invalidate Biden's Win

Vice president, who will be presiding, 'welcomes the efforts' of congressional Republicans

(Newser) - The Republicans in Congress hoping to throw out President-elect Joe Biden's election victory this week still don't have enough votes—or evidence—to do that, but they'll evidently have the support of the official at the microphone. Vice President Mike Pence, who will be presiding over the...

Bush Gives Biden a Call —as Other Republicans Speak Up

George W. Bush calls Joe Biden 'a good man' who 'won his opportunity'

(Newser) - George W Bush—the only former GOP president still alive—called Joe Biden on Sunday and congratulated him on his presidential victory, CNN reports. He said President Trump has every right to seek recounts and legal battles, but described the 2020 election as "fundamentally fair" with a "clear"...

Mitt Romney Has Voted. It Wasn't for Trump

He declined to say whether he voted for Biden

(Newser) - Mitt Romney isn't saying who he voted for this year—but it definitely wasn't the Republican nominee. "I didn't vote for President Trump," the GOP senator confirmed to CNN Wednesday. He declined to say whether he had voted for Joe Biden, saying his vote is...

Romney: World Watching US Politics With 'Horror'

He slams 'vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass'

(Newser) - Sen. Mitt Romney has seen the state of politics today—and he is disgusted. In a tweet Tuesday, the Republican said that he had been staying silent with the election approaching, but he is troubled by how politics has "moved away from the spirited debate to a vile, vituperative,...

Trump on Committing to Peaceful Power Transfer: We'll See

President complains, once again, about mail-in voting

(Newser) - President Trump on Wednesday declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election in November. "Well, we’re going to have to see what happens," Trump said when asked directly about the issue during a press conference, USA Today reports. "You know...

Romney's Decision All but Seals the Deal for Court Pick

Republican supports moving forward on a nominee

(Newser) - Democrats' chances of stopping the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee before Election Day all but disappeared on Tuesday with an announcement from Mitt Romney. The Utah Republican says he supports moving forward with President Trump's soon-to-be-announced nominee, reports Axios . Romney was seen as a possible "no" vote...

Cory Gardner in Spotlight Over Senate SCOTUS Vote

Colorado senator seen as a possible no vote on successor before Election Day

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell already had two GOP senators say they don't think the Senate should vote on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor before Election Day. And Republicans have only a three-vote majority over Democrats, meaning McConnell wants no more defections. So who might flip? The New York Times has Colorado'...

Hundreds More Republicans Endorse Biden

Former aides to Bush, McCain, and Romney back the Democratic nominee

(Newser) - Hours before President Trump was to accept his party's nomination for president, several hundred more Republicans announced they're supporting Joe Biden. Included in the group are almost 300 veterans of President George W. Bush's administration or campaign, and more than 100 who were on the late John...

Remembering John Lewis: 'We Have Lost a Giant'

Tributes pour in from Obama, MLK Jr.'s family, and more

(Newser) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered flags at the US Capitol to be flown at half-staff in honor of Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday at the age of 80 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Tributes and statements are now pouring in for the civil rights legend and longtime...

Another Big Republican Won't Vote for Trump

Carly Fiorina is OK voting for Biden instead

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina voted for Donald Trump in 2016 after running against him in the GOP primary, but he won't be getting her vote in 2020. "I've been very clear that I can't support Donald Trump," she tells the Atlantic . She was then asked if that...

Trump Tweets on 'Sincerity' of Romney's March

Senator had walked Sunday with protesters in capital

(Newser) - Sen. Mitt Romney's march with protesters Sunday did not go unnoticed by President Trump, a frequent sparring partner. "Tremendous sincerity, what a guy," Trump tweeted Monday. "Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would 'tank' so badly in Utah!" Romney...

Mitt Romney Marches With Black Lives Matter Protesters

GOP senator speaks out against death of George Floyd, racism

(Newser) - Mitt Romney made a big move Sunday, joining an anti-racism march in Washington, DC, and tweeting a photo of himself there captioned, "Black Lives Matter." He's the first Republican senator known to have participated in such a demonstration, at least in the nation's capital, per the...

NYT: Bush Won't Back Trump's Re-Election
NYT: GOP Elite
Won't Vote for Trump
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NYT: GOP Elite Won't Vote for Trump

Former President Bush, many elite GOP names are backing away from the incumbent

(Newser) - President Trump may or may not get his big Republican National Convention in August, but it's sounding like some top Republican names won't be there. As the New York Times reports, citing "people familiar with their thinking," former President George W Bush won't be voting...

GOP's Murkowski: This Criticism of Trump Is 'Overdue'

Alaska senator praises Jim Mattis' comments about the president

(Newser) - President Trump now has a critic among Republican senators whose name isn't Romney . Alaska's Lisa Murkowski on Thursday praised former defense chief Jim Mattis' strong condemnation of Trump's actions in response to the George Floyd protests, reports the Hill . “I thought General Mattis’ words were true...

Trump: I Left Romney Off Virus Panel Deliberately

'I’m not a fan,' and 'I don’t really want his advice'

(Newser) - When President Trump formed a large bipartisan task force on the coronavirus last week, it included every Republican senator except one : Mitt Romney. The reason? President Trump is holding a grudge against the Utah senator and former Massachusetts governor. That isn't speculation from news stories—Trump himself acknowledged it...

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