Utah Sen. Mitt Romney had best beware, because when his first term in office expires in 2025, there’s a chance someone else will be stepping in to fill his shoes. And amazingly, that someone else could very well be current Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“We won’t ever forget,” the host said late Wednesday of Romney’s decision to vote to convict President Donald Trump of “abuse of power.” “Utah should never forget.”
She added, “And if I have to move there to run against him in four and a half years, I will! I do like that Park City skiing and the summer hiking.”
The remarks were made at the end of the segment below.
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(Source: Fox News)
The segment began with the same level of pure anger.
“Mitt, you made your stand, now you should resign,” she said. “You committed a fraud on the people of Utah, on the Republican Party, on the Constitution, and have thoroughly embarrassed yourself.”
“[Former House Speaker John] Boehner retired. [Former House Speaker Paul] Ryan left office. [Former House Majority Leader Eric] Cantor was bounced out of office. They just weren’t in sync with the priorities of most American Republican voters, and neither are you.”
All three were accused of being RINO Republicans (“Republicans in Name Only”) whose interests didn’t align with those of the Republican Party’s base.
“Utah does not need someone who doesn’t get his phone calls returned,” Ingraham continued. “They need an actual, functioning senator, and Mike Lee can’t do everything.”
Unlike Romney, whose career in politics began decades ago as the governor of Massachusetts, where he devised the framework for what would later become Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee rode into office nine years ago as a member of the Tea Party
“Folks are supposed to enter politics to advance policies that improve the lives of everyday Americans,” the FNC host added. “That’s what Trump did, and his policies are working. But Romney apparently went into politics because of his dad, or because he wanted everyone to think he was a good person.”
“He never actually wins arguments or persuades anyone of anything. And at the end of the day, one man was trying to impress the elites in Washington today, and the guy in the Oval Office was not.”
In voting to convict the president on “abuse of power,” Romney not only became the first senator in U.S. history to ever vote to convict a president of his own party, but he also became the target of endless love, praise, and adoration from powerful, wealthy left-wing elites.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 5, 2020
— ROSIE (@Rosie) February 5, 2020
Mitt Romney shows us all is not lost: ““My own view is that there’s not much I can think of that would be a more egregious assault on our Constitution than trying to corrupt an election to maintain power. And that’s what the president did.” https://t.co/lti4BhVcLi
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 5, 2020
Thank you demonstrating at this trial what integrity looks like, Senator Romney.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 5, 2020
Thank you @SenatorRomney for your political courage and for honoring your oath to the Constitution. Your colleagues will not be kindly looked upon in the history books of tomorrow.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 5, 2020
Thank you @MittRomney for putting #CountryOverParty & voting your conscience. Is there any doubt the outcome would have been much different had it been a secret ballot? #CowardlyGOP #HistoryIsWatching
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) February 5, 2020
Mitt Romney has had a long and distinguished career in business and public service. But his vote today may turn out to be the most defining act of his legacy.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) February 5, 2020
“His lonely stand is a reminder of Frederick Douglass’s remark that ‘One and God make a majority.’ By standing alone, Romney reminded us that the embers of principle and political courage are not, after all, wholly extinct. And that’s not nothing.”
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 6, 2020
Mitt Romney showed political courage today but the Senator who cast his votes from the desk once used by John F. Kennedy showed the most courage.
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) February 6, 2020
“All along, he was just trying to make America greater, and he has,” Ingraham began to conclude, referring to the economic gains seen under Trump.
“Romney, I hope, enjoys his brief moment in the sun while he’s lauded by the very people who spent the last 20 years attacking him. Because in a few weeks, the phone will stop ringing. He’ll be lucky to get booked on Chris Cuomo’s show. We won’t ever forget.”
She then dropped the zinger about relocating to Utah so that she can run against him and once and for all eliminate him from the Republican Party.
Of course, with his poll numbers already trending lower and lower before his stunning impeachment vote, chances are that by the time the 2024 election swings around, Romney won’t stand a chance in hell against a conservative powerhouse like Laura Ingraham.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 21, 2020
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