Son-of-a-bitch.

Courtesy of Politico

Sen. Mitt Romney will vote in favor of a subpoena seeking records about the work Joe Biden’s son Hunter did for the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, a spokeswoman for the Utah Republican said on Friday.

Romney’s decision comes after several days of expressing dismay over the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s investigation targeting the Bidens, even suggesting on Thursday that the panel shouldn’t even be looking into the issue.

But after securing certain commitments from the committee’s chairman, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Romney has decided to support the subpoena when the panel votes on it next Wednesday — all but ensuring it will be issued.

“Senator Romney has expressed his concerns to Chairman Johnson, who has confirmed that any interview of the witness would occur in a closed setting without a hearing or public spectacle,” Romney’s spokeswoman Liz Johnson said. “He will therefore vote to let the chairman proceed to obtain the documents that have been offered.”

Romney has said in recent days that the committee’s investigation into the Bidens has the “appearance” of being politically motivated, given Biden’s resurgence in the Democratic presidential primary. Romney was the only Republican who voted to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial last month, saying he believed Trump violated his oath of office when he pressured the Ukrainian government to investigate the Bidens.

Look I understand the hope that lives in people’s hearts that there must be a Republican lawmaker out there who is willing to do the right thing and stand up to Donald Trump, but that simply never happens. 

We keep thinking that Lisa Murkowski, Susan Collins, or Mitt Romney are suddenly going to have some kind of epiphany and defy Donald Trump and his Republican acolytes, but in the end they never do. 

Sure they say the right things and get everybody’s hopes up but in the end they are sadly still soulless flesh bags posing as reasonable human beings.