Romney says he’s doing the ‘Right Thing’ for the ‘future ‘ of his country, party and his family….
And view that Donald Trump is gonna be President for only a certain amount of time….
Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) public battles with President Trump are taking a toll on his relationship with fellow GOP senators, with many resenting the implication that they’re afraid of standing up to the president.
That distinction has made Romney one of the most high-profile freshman Republican senators in recent years, but it has also fueled grumbling among his colleagues.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), one of Trump’s biggest defenders, told The Hill he’s frustrated with Romney’s regular critiques of Trump and suggested his colleague might have unresolved feelings about failing to defeat former President Obama in the 2012 presidential campaign.
“Because one election didn’t turn out the way that Mitt wanted it to turn out,” Inhofe said Wednesday, “he’s critical of the president.”
“So, I’m not pleased with it,” he added.
Romney’s allies, however, have argued he is more concerned about the future of the country and the Republican Party than how he is viewed by GOP colleagues on Capitol Hill.
“He’s more concerned about his legacy in terms of his family, his faith, his country and his party than about this place,” a Republican source familiar with Romney’s thinking said about his motivations.
Romney often likes to quip “my future is behind me,” and makes clear his chief concern is what kind of future his 24 grandchildren will inherit.
In other words, Romney’s not looking to set himself up for a future presidential run by clashing with party leadership, an approach that’s been taken by other GOP senators, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and the late Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)….
Romney seems to enjoy paying Trump back for all the slights he threw at him in the past….