Like the Democrats, RINOs stick together. On Sunday, one of the worst of them all showed up on CNN to defend her fellow Never-Trumper Mitt Romney.
Senator Susan Collins of Maine chatted with Jake Tapper on “State Of The Union” where she expressed her indignation that GOP delegates in Mitt’s home state would have the audacity to voice their disapproval toward their elected representative.
Romney was practically booed off of the stage when he showed up to speak at the Utah Republican convention on Saturday. He endured shouts of “traitor” and “communist” from an angry contingent of conservatives, furious over his betrayal of former President Donald J. Trump.
Collins has been one of the media’s go-to Republicans whenever they needed a “bipartisan” foil for Trump, during his historic four years in office. She huffed that she was “appalled” at what took place in Salt Lake City.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins says that she was “appalled” by the Utah GOP booing and attempting to censure Sen. Mitt Romney. “We are not a party that is led by just one person.” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/KE6cvsT64I pic.twitter.com/KPXkUgWhcX
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) May 2, 2021
Tapper teed up the question, “Let’s turn to the state of the Republican party, your fellow Republican, Senator Mitt Romney who I believe is a friend of yours, he was booed by delegates at the Utah Republican convention yesterday. What was your reaction when you saw that clip of him being booed and the close vote to censure him?”
Collins replied, “I was appalled. Mitt Romney is an outstanding senator who served his state and our country well. We Republicans need to remember that we are united by fundamental principles such as a belief in personal responsibility, individual freedom, opportunity, free markets, a strong national defense. Those are the principles that unite us.”
She then took a not-so-subtle shot at Trump and his supporters who are clearly NOT welcome in the party of Collins and Romney: “We are not a party that is led by just one person,” Collins said.
She continued, “There are many prominent upcoming younger men and women in our party who hold great promise for leading us. I think that all of us who abide by those principles should remember Ronald Reagan’s admonition to republicans that the person who agrees with you 70% or 80% of the time is your friend, not your enemy.” Invoking the conservative icon who today’s GOP pays lip service to while betraying everything that Reagan represented.
Senator Collins then white-knighted for Liz Cheney, the daughter of Dick Cheney who has been at the forefront of ongoing efforts by the GOP establishment to cleanse the party of Trump.
“Liz Cheney is a woman of strength and conscience. And she did what she felt was right, and I salute her for that. We need to be accepting of differences in our party. We don’t want to become like too much of the Democratic Party, which has been taken over by the progressive left. We need to have room for a variety of views, especially since we adhere to those core principles that I mentioned earlier.”
Cheney joined Romney by siding with Democrats during the impeachment farce. Her continued anti-Trump rhetoric has alienated many of her fellow House Republicans who are demanding that she be removed from her leadership position.
Democrats couldn’t be happier with the likes of Romney, Collins, and Cheney whose arrogance and haughty sense of entitlement are undermining party unity. Their grandstanding has been distracting from a unified pushback against the most radical and dangerous force to ever gain political power in America. The real enemy is the extremist transformational agenda of Joe Biden.