Mitt Romney Announces He Did Not Vote for Trump

Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, said on Wednesday that he did not cast a ballot for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, his office confirmed to The Hill.

However, the former GOP 2012 presidential nominee did not say whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Romney did not vote for Trump in 2016 and instead opted to write in his wife, Ann, on the ballot.

Romney is a prominent Trump critic in Republican ranks, last week he scolded the president for refusing to denounce QAnon that the FBI claims is a domestic terror threat, during a town hall hosted by NBC.

That prompted a strongly worded statement from Mr Romney, posted on Twitter last week.

“The president’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers,” Romney wrote.

Last week Romney also said he’s fed up with how “vile” and “vituperative” American politics have become on both sides, but placing the blame largely on President Donald Trump.

“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement shared on Twitter. “But I’m 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 nation—let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”

“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speaker 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 ploy is discovered to kidnap her. Democrats launch blistering attacks of their own – though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others,” Romney continued, calling for leaders on both sides of the aisle to “lower the heat.”

 

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16 responses to “Mitt Romney Announces He Did Not Vote for Trump”

  1. Honestly, Romney…Your ignorance is on display! Quit showing your ignorance!

  2. It’s because of chimps like Romney that Trump was elected. We’re sick and tired of D’rats who call themselves Republicans, get themselves elected, then do everything in their power to undermine America. Romney is one of the worst. I was in MA when the rat was governor. The first thing he did was put his hand out for federal money to clean up after a snowstorm he falsely called a record storm. He signed into law a permanent AWB when the Clinton AWB sunsetted, and he gave us Romneycare, which was the blueprint for Kenyancare.

    • Amen. talk about two faced. remember how fast he ran to the White house to suck up to Trump? I can never forget his back stabbing antics, Romney ,McCain,Flake . These are truly horrible people who tricked voters into getting them into office and then stabbed every in the back. John McCain takes the cake for back stabbing. He ran on over turning Obamacare but when given the chance he voted against it. There were a lot of republicans who did vote for it knowing full well beforehand it wasn’t going to pass and if given the chance would have done the same as McCain.
      I was glad to hear of his death and I hope if was very excruciating and painful. I never believed he was a hero ,ever ! No matter how many puff pieces they created to create that fake narrative. We have all seen first hand how the media works and his hero status was invented by the media. Just look what went on during his funeral.

      It is such a shame we couldn’t treat these Washington DC insiders like Heretics during the inquisitions. I could see millions made in pay per view fees to see them all burned at the stake. I would ask that Romney be bathed in gasoline beforehand in any case.

  3. The Left does not apologize for their corruption, for taking unrepentant advantage of America and her citizens, indeed, they arrogantly celebrate their disdain for us. Chuck Schumer rolls Republicans like a drunk in the park, laughs about it and dares us to object. And what have you done to stop their advance? Our country is burning. Symbols of our republic are falling. State governors are grinding people’s rights into dust. And where are you? Tweeting. You ….. tweet.

    Your burning hatred of our president and reticence to act has harmed our nation. Utah elected you to fight, not cravenly abdicate your moral obligation. This is not leadership nor is it representation.

    Shame on you, Mitt Romney! You are an embarrassment to not only the Republican Party but your constituents as well. I am ashamed I campaigned for you, hell, I badgered friends to vote for you as well. I am astonished on a daily basis to see you shamelessly malign those who wish only to peacefully live in the country in which we were raised.

    Man up! Fight back! Our country needs more resistance to the evil that rides the land, not cowardice. Our children and grandchildren deserve better; they deserve the country we grew up in. They deserve the best which is the right to live free. We, all of us, must fight for those who follow.

  4. Can we convince Jason Chafetz to primary Romney in his next Senate election?

    • Why would anyone EVER think that Jason Chafetz is worthy to run again? Chafetz talked a good game while Obama was President about how the Republicans would change things if only they could rise to control both the legislative and executive branches. And then? Trump gets elected and Chafetz walked off the battlefield 4 months into Trump’s presidency!
      Chafetz is a disgusting swamp creature who talks a good game and acts like he’s a conservative, but he is a phony. When Trump needed allies, Chafetz curled up in a ball and stuck his thumb in his mouth. Every time I see him on TV I hit the mute button or change the channel. He walked off the battlefield when he was needed, that’s all you need to know about Jason Chafetz.

    • Do you mean the same Jason Chafetz that walked off the battlefield 4 months into Trump’s Presidency? Chafetz talked a good line of BS when Obama was President about how much more would be done when Republicans could control the executive and legislative branches. Well Jason, newsflash! Trump won and you curled up into a fetal position. Instead of helping Trump like Jordan, Collins and Ratcliff, you walked away whining. Chafetz is a disgusting swamp animal republican and not the conservative he portrays himself to be. Romney needs to go – but Chafetz is not the answer

  5. Mitt’s write in of his wife, Ann, is a vote for Biden. Nothing more, nothing less. It is one less vote for Trump.
    Maybe Mittens and his buddy, Goobernor Larry Hogan of Md., who wrote in Ronald Reagan,can get together and commiserate over their now dead political careers. Feckless fools

  6. When I think that the Republicans nominated Romney and McCain to run against Obama, it is clear why Obama won two terms. Trump is the only nominee since Reagan to have an ounce of conservative credentials. “moderates” have only weakened the nation in the past thirty years. Bill Clinton was more conservative than Romney and McCain. I have more respect for Democrats and zero for RINOs like Romney and Murkowski. They are sickening.

  7. Mitt “Benedict Arnold” Romney should have simply kept his back stabbing mouth shut. Mitt, I voted for you in 2012 and regretfully, I should have written in Mickey Mouse’s name. He would have done a far better job than you at anything.

  8. Mitt can change party affiliations and/or be a one term senator. I don’t think he cares anymore and we don’t care about him.

  9. Ur whining about the names POTUS calls some Democrats? Trump should be so lucky to just be called names by the Dems . No, he has had to defend himself, family etc agains daily onslaughts of investigations and lies. I too , voted for u in 2012 and was so disappointed u lost but then I saw the person u really are and am so thankful God is Sovereign, knew u and didn’t allow u to be POTUS!!