(FiveNation.com)- Republican Senator Mitt Romney is going off on former President Donald Trump again.
This time, the Utah senator was commenting during a forum that was hosted by The Washington Post recently. During the forum, Romney said it was “not rocket science” why many candidates who were supported by Trump during the midterm elections in November failed. He said that receiving an endorsement from Trump ended up being the “kiss of death” for midterm candidates.
“The different between Trump’s nominees and others is not their policy, but whether they subscribe to the president’s lie about the 2020 election. If we focus on obsession with his loss, I think we’re going to get stuck with candidates who lose.”
A few weeks ago, Trump announced that he would be running for president again in 2024. During the forum, Romney said he would “absolutely not” support Trump — even if he were to end up as the GOP nominee. That being said, the Utah senator said he believed that Trump would ultimately lose in the Republican primary.
“Look, I voted to remove him from office — twice. It’s not just because he loses. It’s also [that] he’s simply not a person who ought to have the reins of the government of the United States.
“I heard Bob Gates, former secretary of state and secretary of defense, speak at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he was asked what’s the number one quality you’d think is critical for president of the United States, and he said ‘to be willing to recognize that you’re not the smartest person in the room, and to be willing to listen to others.’
“That’s not one of the qualities Trump has in abundance. I hope we find someone in my party who has those qualities and other qualities to lead America to a better future.”
After making those comments about Trump not being fit for office, Romney went on to say that there are some things that Democrats should and should not do just in case he does win. One thing he said liberals shouldn’t do is get rid of the filibuster in the Senate. That would protect against Trump being able to do whatever he wanted to should he win the White House and the GOP have control over both chambers of Congress.
“Have Democrats thought through what it would mean for them for Trump to be entirely unrestrained, with the Democratic minority having no power whatsoever? If Democrats eliminate the filibuster now, they — and the country — may soon regret it very much …
“The Democrats’ latest justification for eliminating the filibuster is Republicans’ unwillingness to pass partisan election-reform legislation. Democrats have filed these bills numerous times over numerous years, almost always without seeking Republican involvement in drafting them.
“Anytime legislation is crafted and sponsored exclusively by one party, it is obviously an unserious partisan effort aimed at messaging and energizing that party’s base. Any serious legislative effort is negotiated and sponsored by both parties.”