He’s one of the few lucky ones.
Courtesy of the Washington Examiner:
The Utah legislature will decline to consider bills to recall or censure GOP Sen. Mitt Romney for voting to convict President Trump during his Senate impeachment trial.
Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson met with his Republican caucus on Tuesday to determine a plan of action for bills to censure or possibly recall Romney, after which he announced they would not seek to punish Romney, according to Deseret News.
“Many people disagree with the conclusion Sen. Romney came to, and I think what we can kind of conclude from this conversation is we’re going to agree to disagree,” Wilson said. “We understand the thoughtful process Sen. Romney went through. Many people disagree with it, and we think it’s probably time to move on.”
Instead, Utah state legislators will move to pass a resolution supporting the president and thanking Trump “for all the great things he’s done for the state of Utah.”
Gee if only they had their Senator’s backbone they could stop kissing Trump’s orange-tinted ass and put on their big boy/girl pants.
Washington Republicans are also going to take a pass.
Courtesy of Politico:
Life outside the Senate might never be the same for the Utah Republican, who became the first senator to vote to remove from office a president of his own party and is sure to endure an unending stream of attacks from Trump and his allies.
But inside the Senate, Romney is resuming life as usual.
At the first closed-door party lunch since the impeachment trial, there wasn’t a single word uttered about Romney’s stunning decision to find Trump “guilty of an appalling abuse of the public trust.”
And despite some calls to kick Romney out of the Republican Conference and a fusillade of disses from the president himself, Romney was still on the leadership’s whip team and on Tuesday said in a brief interview that he had his “whip card out to whip another piece of legislation.”
In other words, Senate Republicans — including Romney — have already moved on. And there will be no retribution on Trump’s behalf.
I seriously doubt that Trump is going to stop trying to punish Romeny for daring to stand up against him, but for right now at least it seems he is in the clear.
If only the same could be said for the others who bravely stood up for what’s right.