Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney has been attacking and going after President Donald Trump for quite some time.
In recent months, Romney has spoken out against Trump, suggested he would support impeaching the president, and got caught operating a fake Twitter account that he used to promote himself and go after the president.
But according to conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh, one Never-Trumper senator has been speaking with Pelosi in secret about impeaching Trump.
During a segment on his radio program, Limbaugh said Romney told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that enough Senate Republicans would break ranks to remove Trump from office.
“Sen. Mitt Romney, Republican, Utah, had phone calls or meetings, whatever, with Pelosi and assured her there was Republican support to remove Trump,” Limbaugh said.
Limbaugh also noted how he believes Romney has been desperately waiting for the “right time” to “get rid of Trump.”
“I don’t think that means that Romney has enough Republicans to actually convict,” Limbaugh added.
“Romney is just staking a claim to a political position. Romney thinks it’s in his best political interests for everybody to think he hates Trump. That’s how he thinks he’s going to politically benefit, whatever his next ambitions are,” he continued.
Romney’s anti-Trump crusade has been well-documented.
Late last month, it was revealed that Romney recently held a secret meeting with Harry Reid, the former Democrat lawmaker who served as Senate majority leader.
The two reportedly discussed how to get rid of Trump and agreed to “continue speaking” about the upcoming election.
In other words, they are plotting to stop the president from winning re-election — which now means impeaching him in the U.S. Senate.
This is crucial because a new dynamic has presented itself.
While the Democrat-controlled House impeached Trump, the articles are going to be voted down in the Senate given Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.
To impeach Trump in the Senate, 67 Senators would need to vote in favor of removing the president. That means all 47 Democrats and 20 Republicans would need to vote in favor of it.
Spoiler: that’s probably never going to happen.
Here’s where Democrats are targeting Romney and other Never-Trumpers in the Senate.
Democrats know Trump won’t be impeached by the Senate, so they are trying to delay and draw out the impeachment trial as long as possible to hurt the president politically going into the election.
The group isn’t big enough to threaten Trump’s presidency — but if enough peel off, they could provide Democrats with the 51 votes needed for key wins, such as to compel witnesses, demand documents, and push through other procedural motions Democrats may seek during a trial.
McConnell is working to avoid surprises like that, but short of a reaching an agreement with Sen. Chuck Schumer outlining the rules of a trial, he has said the twists and turns of a trial could be decided by 51 votes.
Given that just 4 Republicans voting with Democrats could have a major impact, Romney’s secret conversations with Democrats is a huge deal.