Romney Emerges As Yet Another GOPer Who Did Not Vote For Trump

UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon in Russell Building on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attended to discuss the coronavirus relief package. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) leaves the Senate Republican Policy luncheon on March 17, 2020.(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said he did not cast his vote for President Trump in the presidential election, according to CNN on Wednesday.

Romney, who has become as a vocal critic of Trump, already voted in Utah. According to CNN, Romney would not indicate whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or wrote in another candidate.

“I did not vote for President Trump,” Romney told CNN on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

When asked who earned his vote, the Utah Republican senator told CNN “that’s something I’m keeping private at this stage.”

Earlier this week, Romney raised concerns that Trump was damaging GOP support.

“I think our party is in trouble with young people, increasingly with older people, with minorities,” Romney told CNN. “And those young people we were in trouble with five years ago are now voting, and so we’ve got some real work to do.”

Last January, Romney was the only Republican who voted for the abuse of power charge during the Senate’s impeachment trial. The Utah Republican has raised alarms about Trump and his character, which the President has reacted to by hurling insults at him.

However, Romney has maintained his reputation for being a loyal GOP vote, and he supports the rushed confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.

Romney becomes the latest prominent Republican to come out against Trump ahead of the November presidential election.

Last week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) wrote in the late President Ronald Reagan on his ballot.

“I know it’s simply symbolic. It’s not going to change the outcome in my state,” Hogan told The Washington Post on Friday. “But I thought it was important to just cast a vote that showed the kind of person I’d like to see in office.”

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) also broke from Trump last week ahead of the presidential election. Baker’s communications director Lizzy Guyton told WCVB that Baker “cannot support Donald Trump for president and is focused on seeing Massachusetts through the pandemic” and that “he’ll leave the election analysis to the pundits.”

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