Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney has been attacking and going after President Donald Trump for quite some time.
Romney’s insistence on publicly going after the president has led to widespread rumors that he may try to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primaries.
But Romney made a gigantic announcement this week when he was confronted about those rumors — and his response speaks volumes.
During a round table discussion about vaping at a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, the failed 2012 presidential candidate said he has no plans to run for president in 2020.
“There is no circumstance I can conceive of, where I would run for national office.” Romney said.
In other words, Romney is talking tough about Trump yet he is too afraid to take him on.
Romney went on to predict that Trump will win the Republican primary and that he will most likely win in the general election no matter who he faces off against.
The Never-Trump lawmaker also said he doesn’t plan to endorse the president in the election.
“I’m not planning on endorsing in the presidential race,” Romney said. “At this stage, I’m not planning on endorsing in the primary or in the general.”
When asked if he has decided whether he plans to support the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the president, Romney replied, “No.”
“I would have to look at the evidence as it’s presented,” he added.
“I’ll keep an open mind until and unless there is some kind of decision reached by the House,” he said. “It’s a purposeful effort on my part to stay unbiased and to see the evidence as it’s brought forward.”
"There is no circumstance I can conceive of, where I would run for national office." – Romney.
He says Trump will almost certainly be the GOP nominee & is most likely to be re-elected. pic.twitter.com/MagM6rJUQt
— KUTV 2News (@KUTV2News) October 10, 2019
Soon after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House would begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump, conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh revealed that Romney was speaking with Pelosi in secret about impeaching Trump.
Limbaugh said Romney told Pelosi that maybe 30 Senate Republicans would break ranks to remove Trump from office.
Limbaugh declared that “yesterday and today Sen. Mitt Romney, Republican, Utah, had phone calls or meetings, whatever, with Pelosi and assured her there was Republican support to remove Trump.”
Romney has been a vocal Republican critic of Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which took place back in July.
Democrats and the media have been going ballistic over Trump’s call with Zelensky, where the so-called “whistleblower” alleged in their complaint that illegal actions took place.
On this call, Trump reportedly asked the Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over shady business dealings with a Ukrainian gas company.
The White House released a 5-page transcript of the call, which does not mention anything about “quid pro quo” or the U.S. withholding aid to Ukraine if they did not investigate Biden.
The Department of Justice also announced that it opted not to investigate Trump over the phone call.
The Office of Intelligence Community Inspector General found that the “whistleblower” had a “political bias” in favor of one of Trump’s rivals in the 2020 presidential election.
And, adding even more fuel to the fire, the whistleblower who filed the complaint did not even hear the phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president.
In other words, the whistleblower filed a complaint about a call that they never heard, and Democrats want Trump impeached over a call that they also never heard.
One Republican has already publicly announced they support congressional Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against Trump.
Another Republican claims 30 Republican senators would vote to impeach Trump.
At some point, certain Republicans may want to consider switching parties. Romney would be one of those people.
Romney loathes Trump so much that he literally joined forces with socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — which tells you everything you need to know about him.