Mitt Romney Laments That Trump Would Win GOP Nomination “in a Landslide” in 2024
Famed anti-Trump Republican Sen. Mitt Romney lamented the fact that former President Donald Trump is so popular that he would likely win the 2024 GOP nomination “in a landslide” if he decided to run.
From Fox News:
“He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in my party,” Romney told the New York Times’ DealBook. “I don’t know if he’s planning to run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I’m pretty sure he would win the nomination.”
Romney noted that he’s not always good at making predictions and “a lot can happen between now and 2024,” but he said in recent polls comparing Trump to other potential Republican candidates, “he wins in a landslide.”
Romney, who made sure to note that he had not voted for Trump in the past and did not plan to in the future, said he planned on throwing his support behind a candidate who “more represented the tiny wing of the party that I represent.”
A two-time failed presidential candidate himself, Romney has made a habit of lamenting the fact that Trump will not be going away any time soon:
Shortly after the November election, Romney told Meet the Press, “I believe the great majority of people who voted for Donald Trump want to make sure that his principles and his policies are pursued. So yeah, he’s not disappearing by any means. He’s the 900 pound gorilla when it comes to the Republican party.”
Romney has been one of the most outspoken critics of Trump from within the Republican Party, becoming the only member of the GOP to vote twice to convict Trump after the second Democratic attempt to Impeach him died in the Senate earlier this month.
Romney is now attempting to fashion himself as a bipartisan deal-maker, joining Sen. Tom Cotton in a bid to introduce legislation that would raise the minimum wage, a priority of President Biden and congressional Democrats.
The Romney/Cotton plan proposes a more moderate increase to the minimum wage to $10 per hour, less than the Democratic proposal of $15.
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