Romney’s Former Traveling Press Secretary On Romney’s Vote: ‘Motivated By Bitterness And Jealousy’

Rick Gorka, the former traveling press secretary of Sen. Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign has commented on Mitt Romney’s vote to remove President Trump from office. He says that Romney was motivated by Bitterness and jealousy because Trump is doing all of the things Romney hoped to do. (Like getting elected?) The truth is Romney is too much of a wuss to do any of the things President Trump has done. Obama walked all over him in 2012. I’m assuming that Gorka who traveled all across the United States many times in 2012 knows him at least a little bit. Being that familiar with him probably gives him a good handle on what Romney was thinking when he cast his vote. Gorka tweeted, “I believe Mitt Romney is motivated by bitterness and jealousy that @realDonaldTrump accomplished what he has failed to do multiple times. His desire to pander to the chattering class has gotten the best of him … again.” Gorka continued, “These are the same people that hated Mitt in 2012 and they will hate him again when they are done with him. It is sad to see that Mitt has not learned the lessons from 2012. Now he has betrayed his Party and millions of voters.” From The Daily Wire

Gorka was not the only person close to Romney to take issue with his decision; Romney’s niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel, who serves as the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, tweeted, “This is not the first time I have disagreed with Mitt, and I imagine it will not be the last. The bottom line is President Trump did nothing wrong, and the Republican Party is more united than ever behind him. I, along with the @GOP, stand with President Trump.”

Romney’s statement explaining his decision to vote “guilty” on the Democrats’ first article of impeachment, “Abuse of Power,” read in part:
This verdict is ours to render. The people will judge us for how well and faithfully we fulfilled our duty. The grave question the Constitution tasks senators to answer is whether the President committed an act so extreme and egregious that it rises to the level of a “high crime and misdemeanor.” Yes, he did. The President asked a foreign government to investigate his political rival. The President withheld vital military funds from that government to press it to do so. The President delayed funds for an American ally at war with Russian invaders. The President’s purpose was personal and political. Accordingly, the President is guilty of an appalling abuse of the public trust. What he did was not “perfect”— No, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security interests, and our fundamental values. Corrupting an election to keep oneself in office is perhaps the most abusive and destructive violation of one’s oath of office that I can imagine.

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