Mitt Romney just formally announced via a spokesperson that he will be voting to hear more evidence and witnesses. This is significant. First of all, Romney is virtually bullet proof in Utah, so he has the luxury of doing what he wants. Secondly, and more importantly, he never goes out on the ice unless he’s got backing. He’s not an innovator, he’s always been a follower. So him doing this, is possibly the tip of an anti-Trump iceberg among Senate Republicans — and high time we’re seeing it. The Hill:

As Romney “has said, he wants to hear from Ambassador Bolton, and he will vote in favor of the motion today to consider witnesses,” Johnson tweeted on Friday.

Romney was widely expected to vote in favor of calling witnesses after emerging as the most vocal GOP senator in favor of hearing new testimony as part of Trump’s trial.

He also made the case during a closed-door lunch this week urging his colleagues to back hearing from Bolton after The New York Times reported that he will claim in his forthcoming memoir that President Trump tied Ukraine aid to the country announcing investigations into Democrats.

There’s another aspect to this that needs to be looked at. Protesters are lining the streets of Washington, as we speak, demanding that the Senate do it’s job. That’s not something that even this group of the uber obtuse can ignore. It’s right in their faces.

People are polling at 75% for witnesses and evidence, people are in the streets, people are getting arrested. We haven’t seen this level of organized protest since Vietnam provoked it in the sixties. This is not to be minimized.

Let’s see what Romney has up his sleeve. This is going to get interesting.

Peace out, as we used to say back in the day. Damn, where’s my peace sign necklace and my headband? I feel the need to put some flowers in my hair. I sense that a chord has been struck in America, such that even Mitt Romney and Susan Collins can hear it, and I feel hope overcoming my cynicism for the first time in a long time. In any event, I’m not giving up until the bitter end and don’t you either. Don’t touch that dial.

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10 Comments on "Romney’s On Board, Now We’re Moving"

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chris whitley
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These dumbshits better look alive. It’s going to be better if this come out where they have some control. They better realize that the Democrats will be out in force everywhere they go dropping truth bombs like it’s Nazi Germany. Their funeral! And Romney giving them cover to look at this in real-time.

Denis Elliott
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They’ve been jamming the hallways of Senate Office buildings for days – and not even progressive media wants to devote time/space to reporting it and showing the images/video. Kind of reinforces what I’m again arguing is that the corporate masters of major media outlets have their own agenda which is more and more profits and if that means propping up Trump to provide an environment for “both siderism” and/or “conflict” – and Trump has been great for ratings. They have shuddered at the thought of Mike Pence, a breathing/walking triumph of the embalmer’s art as the saying goes as President… Read more »
Bareshark
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Oh, who gives an eff about those useless organs? Those folks tend to be the ones who get caught flatfooted when the change they’ve been ignoring finally hits home. As the song goes, the revolution will not be televised…something Bernie could learn from.

mae
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I am out of crystal balls. I will say that it is unusual for mitt to go out on a limb by himself. Maybe he just hates Trump that much.

Bareshark
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What purpose would it serve him to advertise that hatred? It’d be putting a target on him for harrassment and ostracism with no discernible point. He’s a slightly more ambitious and successful Lamar Alexander, one who HAS gotten things done with plenty of covering fire to back him up. So he’s being some group’s Face.

mae
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Oh, and one more thing, there is a rape case against the PRESIDENT, making its way through the courts right now, that a lot of people don’t give an F about. It is hardly a blip.

Concinnity
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That’s rape, not a consensual blow job, so it’s not impeachable.

Bareshark
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Yeah, Mitt is up to something. The last thing he wants is to be holding the bag alone if it all goes pear-shaped. The question is what exactly? Is he positioning himself as a leader of a post-Trump GOP?

suzc
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So what!?! Mitt is no hero. Nor Susan. Nor Lisa. Nor Lamar. Nor any of them! They are ALL liars! ALL All dishonest. All dishonorable. They have taken over America. People will continue to die. America will continue to be raped and pillaged by the Cabinet of Horrors! Mitch will continue smiling like Satan with evil in his heart.

America has lost! America IS lost!