Failed presidential candidate and current Utah Sen. Mitt Romney just stabbed President Donald Trump in the back again — this time to help former President Barack Obama.
As reported by Politico, Romney was the only Republican senator on Tuesday to vote against a judge nominated by Trump to a powerful federal court.
Romney did so in part to defend the former president because the judge had previously made disparaging comments about Obama.
Romney voting against the judge killed his nomination, meaning he was responsible for Trump not getting another conservative judge onto a powerful appeals court.
Romney cast the lone GOP “no” vote against Michael Truncale, who was confirmed 49-46 on Tuesday morning to the Eastern District of Texas.
Truncale called Obama an “un-American imposter” in June 2011, and explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was “merely expressing frustration by what I perceived as a lack of overt patriotism on behalf of President Obama.”
He also said he believed Obama was born in Hawaii and did not subscribe to “birtherism,” a theory that the president was not an American citizen.
Apparently that wasn’t good enough for Romney:
“He made particularly disparaging comments about President Obama. And as the Republican nominee for president, I just couldn’t subscribe to that in a federal judge,” Romney said in a brief interview. “This was not a matter of qualifications or politics. This was something specifically to that issue as a former nominee of our party.”
Romney is just like former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake and the late Sen. John McCain, meaning he is obviously doing everything imaginable to thwart Trump’s agenda.
This is the second time in weeks that Romney has stabbed Trump in the back.
Late last month, Romney joined his Democratic comrades and claimed that he was “sickened” by the findings in the Mueller report, which completely vindicated the president.
Below is Romney’s full delusional statement:
I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President.
I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine.
Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders.
In January, on the same day that he was sworn into office, Romney published an op-ed attacking Trump.
Throughout the hit piece, Romney claimed that Trump’s presidency made a “deep descent” and alleged that he “has not risen to the mantle of the office.”