He’s a Republican US Senator from Utah….
In another lifetime he was a Republican Governor in an East Coast Blue State….
He ran for President….
Donald Trump did NOT offer him the Sec of State job after wining and dining him….
All of this shows when you talk about him and Donald Trump….
Mitt Romney also has no problem with knocking the party leader that happens to be the President…
Romney points to the fact that his family has actually been that rare breed these days …
When asked about Republicans’ criticism of his occasional anti-Trump stances, Mitt Romney doesn’t miss a beat: “I have to show you something.”
He grabs his iPad and pulls up an article: “Romney: why the Republican pros distrust him.” It’s a 1964 Look Magazine profile about his father, George, a former moderate governor of Michigan, which claims that “party people are troubled by what he says.”
Mitt Romney’s point is simple: Drawing GOP crossfire is essentially part of the Romney family business.
With both a pledge to be independent and membership in a party that demands support for President Donald Trump at every turn, the junior senator from Utah faces a squeeze on essentially every major vote he takes and each response to Trump’s controversies.
Romney has voted this year against Trump more than most other Senate Republicans, torpedoed Herman Cain’s chances on the Federal Reserve and even defended former President Barack Obama. Yet he still broadly supports Trump’s agenda and is with him far more often than not.
“People on the left: ‘You’re not hard enough on the president.’ People on the right: ‘You’re too hard on the president.’ The lane that I’ve chosen has almost no one in it,” a chuckling Romney says during a 30-minute interview in his Washington office. “There’s a long history and a family trait of saying what you believe and not worrying about what other people think.”
Though Romney is less tempestuous than former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the Utah senator has brought something similar to the Senate. Like McCain, Romney is a former GOP presidential nominee whose comments carry far more weight than the average senator. And Romney enjoys a similarly tense relationship with the president….