If there was ever a time that Mitt Romney possessed the gravitas to ascend to the office of the presidency, that time is now long gone.
Why, you may ask? Because he just tweeted the proverbial “last nail in his coffin.”
As reported by Fox News:
Earlier in the day, Romney tweeted that it was good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge Trump with collusion or obstruction of justice. The former GOP 2012 presidential candidate then blasted Trump and his campaign for having contacts with Russians.
“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Romney posted.
“I am 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,” he wrote.
You can see the senator’s controversial tweet below:
I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction: pic.twitter.com/ACnExskqXJ
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 19, 2019
The tweet was, of course, in response to the release of the Mueller report which found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Romney’s comment about being “appalled” at those who “welcomed help from Russia” for information “illegally obtained” likely refers to the president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr. who admitted to voluntarily accepting an invitation to get dirt on Hillary Clinton which could help his father’s campaign against her.
As reported by the Associated Press in July of 2017:
The Times reported that Trump Jr., who was a key campaign adviser to his father, was told the Russian government was behind the information on Clinton in an email from music publicist Rob Goldstone. The Times cited three unnamed people with knowledge of the email.
The report is the first public word that Trump Jr. took the meeting with the understanding that he would be presented with damaging information about his father’s political opponent and that the material could have emanated from the Kremlin.
Donald Trump Jr. responded to criticisms trying to explain his role and why any campaign adviser would have done the same thing.
You can see his tweet below:
Obviously I'm the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent… went nowhere but had to listen. https://t.co/ccUjL1KDEa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 10, 2017
Whether or not Romney feels like Don Jr’s actions were justified is besides the point because of a very important element- timing.
For so many conservatives, the release of the Mueller report was vindication, and long overdue. It was a moment of triumph, but Romney treated it as an opportunity for a cheap shot… and the twitter responses were brutal.
Unfortunately for Romney, the most heated, and arguably the most damaging response came on Friday from the previous governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, who also happens to be father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Check out his scathing contribution to the Twitter storm:
Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS https://t.co/dmidOraRGQ
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 19, 2019
“Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS.”
Those are fighting words, Mitt. And by the looks of it, he’s just the guy at the front of the mob. Yes, I’d say that with all of your blunders, this will end up being the final nail in your political coffin. Was it worth it?
What are your thoughts? Leave them in the comment box below!