Romney Puts Trump On Blast In Scathing Rebuke Of ‘Hate-Filled Morass’ In US Politics

WASHINGTON, DC - September 23: Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to journalists before votes on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Monday September 23, 2019. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to journalists before votes on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill on September 23, 2019. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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October 13, 2020 11:24 a.m.

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) put out a blunt statement on Tuesday on how he has become “troubled” by “our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free democracy.”

“The President calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speak of the House ‘crazy;’ he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is discovered to kidnap her,” the GOP senator said.

“Democrat’s launch blistering attacks of their own-though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others,” he added, dinging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for ripping up Trump’s speech during the State of the Union this year..

The rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters who take the small and predictable step from intemperate word to dangerous action,” Romney said.

Romney also offered a bewildering reprimand of Keith Olbermann

The senator argued that “the consequence of the crescendo of anger leads to a very bad place.”

“No sane person can want that,” Romney continued.

Though he largely votes in line with Trump’s agenda, Romney has emerged as one of the few GOP senators who has spoken out publicly against the President. In February, Romney was the only Republican to convict Trump in the Senate impeachment trial.

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