Mitt Romney seems determined to become the most despised member of the Republican party when it comes to Trump supporters, and he is doing a bang up job.
The failed GOP presidential candidate has come to the defense of Liz Cheney, the embattled congresswoman whose attacks on former President Donald J. Trump could cost her a House leadership position.
On Tuesday, Romney took to Twitter to join others who are circling the wagons around Dick Cheney’s daughter after her latest assault on Trump who she accused of “spreading the BIG LIE” and “poisoning our democratic system” by suggesting that Joe Biden’s election wasn’t legitimate.
“Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie,” tweeted Mitt.
Every person of conscience draws a line beyond which they will not go: Liz Cheney refuses to lie. As one of my Republican Senate colleagues said to me following my impeachment vote: “I wouldn’t want to be a member of a group that punished someone for following their conscience.”
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 4, 2021
Romney also patted himself on the back for joining with Democrats during both sham impeachments of Trump, a petty and spiteful gesture toward a man with who he has deep-seated issues, possibly stemming from jealousy driven that the former POTUS was able to win an election while he couldn’t.
“As one of my Republican Senate colleagues said to me following my impeachment vote: ‘I wouldn’t want to be a member of a group that punished someone for following their conscience,'” he added.
Trump has slammed both RINOs over the last few days, ripping Cheney as a “big-shot warmonger” and hammering Mitt as a “stone cold loser” in the statements that have replaced his social media accounts after he was de-platformed.
Cheney’s increasingly strident rhetoric comes as the corrupt establishment is in full meltdown over the ongoing audit of votes In Arizona’s largest county, a process that Trump insists will uncover fraud, a possibility that has a lot of people seriously rattled.
Romney’s defense of his fellow RINO comes days after the Utah senator was nearly booed off of the stage by delegates at his own state’s Republican convention.
Sen. @MittRomney was greeted with loud boos and jeers at the Utah GOP convention.
Romney then asked the crowd, "Aren't you embarrassed?"pic.twitter.com/7uHY0UZonA
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2021
In addition to the boos, it was reported that Romney was also greeted by calls of “traitor” and “communist” by the audience, a sign of deep dissatisfaction with the man who sold out conservatives when he went to Washington to pursue his vendetta against Trump.
Romney’s rude reception triggered his fellow travelers including Susan Collins of Maine who joined him in voting to convict Trump who said that she was “appalled” and that the GOP is “not a party that is led by just one person,” in a swipe at Trump.
If Mitt believes that his white knighting for Cheney is going to help her he may soon be proven wrong and it could be the kiss of death, at least according to Republicans in her home state of Wyoming where she is facing a primary challenge.
Park County GOP chairman Martin Kimmet remarked that “She would be a lot better off to get Donald Trump’s endorsement than Mitt Romney,” adding that Mitt isn’t the “most popular fellow” in the state.
Kimmet previously said that Cheney “couldn’t win a primary today for dog catcher” and after her vote to impeach he stated that “I’ve gotten a lot of phone calls, more than you could count. I have not gotten one in support of what Liz Cheney did.”
This endorsement isn’t going to help either:
Speaker Pelosi on Rep. Liz Cheney: "I do commend Lynne Cheney for her courage, for her patriotism." pic.twitter.com/9klVMyBcE4
— The Recount (@therecount) May 4, 2021
It is expected that Cheney will be dislodged this month from her spot as number three in the GOP House leadership and Wyoming voters will have the ultimate say next year.