Mitt Romney ran for Senate to sabotage Donald Trump’s Presidency.
But no one thought he would take his treachery this far.
And now Mitt Romney just betrayed Trump. What happens next took everyone by surprise.
Following the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the House, the nation was looking to the Republican-controlled Senate to acquit Trump of the false charges laid against him.
The Republican Party was expected to be completely united together to stand next to their President against the left’s tyranny.
But one Republican betrayed his entire party and his President by breaking ranks and siding with the left. And now, people are calling for the removal of this RINO.
Fox News reports:
As Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, voted Wednesday to convict President Trump on one of the two articles of impeachment against him – abuse of power – Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. was already calling for Romney’s expulsion from the Republican Party.
Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now.
He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 5, 2020
Trump Jr. then started tweeting the hashtag “#ExpelMitt” and later tweeted that Romney “should be expelled from the @SenateGOP conference.”
And it’s not just Trump Jr. who is calling for Romney’s removal. Many on Twitter and social media are crying out against the Senator’s betrayal.
But there are others who are coming to the defense of Romney, despite his betrayal of the party.
“Nope, not at all,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in response to a question asking if Romney should be expelled from the party.
“I think Mitt’s decision was a mistake,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told reporters, before adding that he had no hard feelings toward Romney.
“I disagree with him on it. At the end of the day every senator has to make his or her decision as to how we will comply with the obligations [of the] Constitution.”
Romney’s actions are unforgivable and display a clear betrayal of his oath of office.
However, there is debate about whether a representative could be expelled from a party.
A 1925 resolution in the Senate GOP conference reads: “Be It Resolved: That no Senator attending this Conference or any Conference held hereafter shall be deemed to be bound in any way by any action taken by such Conference, but he shall be entirely free to act upon any matter considered by the Conference as his judgment may dictate, and it shall not be necessary for any Senator to give notice of his intention to take action different from any recommended by the Conference.”
It is technically possible that the Senate GOP could amend its rules by a majority vote to include a procedure for expelling members, then subsequently expel Romney. The House Republican Conference has a rule allowing for the expulsion of its members with a two-thirds vote.
But as the rules stand right now, Romney cannot be expelled from the national or state party or Senate GOP conference. That is also very unlikely to change considering the support Romney has received from at least some of his Senate GOP colleagues.
Romney’s actions did not cost the President his acquittal, but there are sure to be repercussions from his decision.