The former Republican Governor of Massachusetts will become the junior US Senator of Utah…..
He will also be looked at how he will model himself in a party that has fallen behind Donald Trump who strung Romney along back in 2016 for the Sec of State job…
He will still be a freshman senator, last in line to pick committee assignments, desk location and office space, and responsible for time-consuming duties like presiding over the chamber.
In the waning days of his campaign, he tried to take a middle line on signature Trump issues and his relationship with the president himself. He campaigned at a mosque, but said he was in favor of Trump’s travel restrictions.
He told reporters he was not a leader of the “never Trump movement.” Then, a few days later, he published an essay on his campaign website directly countering President Trump’s portrayal of the media as “The Enemy of The People.”
“I cannot conceive of thinking or saying that the media or any responsible news organization is an enemy,” he wrote. “The media is essential to our Republic, to our freedom, to the cause of freedom abroad, and to our national security. It is very much our friend.”
But he said at a debate that it “does not make sense” to talk about impeachment because Trump is a “sitting president.”
Romney repeatedly said during his campaign he would be sparing in his critiques of the president.
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He took the role of a senior political figure on the campaign trail, sharing his star power and his Mormon bona fides in appearances….