Utah Senator Mitt Romney has long been considered one of the most disloyal RINOs in the GOP.
But what Romney is doing now goes beyond the pale.
And that’s because Mitt Romney sounded like he would join the Democrats after this change of heart.
Joe Biden is trying to pass a $1.9 trillion Democrat Party wish list under the guise of “coronavirus relief.”
But much of this bill has nothing to do with relief for the American people or combating the virus.
Democrats have loaded up this bill with payoffs to favored constituencies and socialist wish list items such a bailouts for blue states, a kickback to teachers’ unions and raising the minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour which will kill millions of working-class jobs.
One hundred House Democrats even wrote a letter urging Nancy Pelosi to jam amnesty for five million illegal aliens into this bill.
Against this backdrop, Utah RINO Senator Mitt Romney defended the Democrats’ process and substance of the bill claiming that since the Trump administration passed actual coronavirus relief like the Paycheck Protection Program, Democrats were justified in ramming a nearly two trillion-dollar boondoggle into law.
“When we had a Republican president and House and Senate, we kept on spending massively and adding almost a trillion dollars a year to the national debt. Now we say this is outrageous adding so much to the debt? They say we did the same thing when we were in charge. It does show that you have to be consistent in your arguments,” Romney told the Utah Politics podcast.
Romney even went so far as to shield the Democrats from criticism for passing the reconciliation process where they need a bare majority of 51 votes.
“There’s no question that if you begin doing things which break precedent or break tradition, the other side is going to do that when they’re in charge,” Romney added. “When we’ve put a tax program on that basis that did not require any Democrat votes through reconciliation, we have a difficult time explaining why we’re not happy with what they would be doing at this stage.”
The Republicans used reconciliation to pass the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act as the process was intended for budgetary matters.
Amnesty and raising the minimum wage have nothing to do with spending and the deficit.
Mitt Romney is sounding like a spinmeister for the Democrat Party when he is supposed to represent his overwhelmingly conservative constituents in Utah.
A recent poll showed 64 percent of Utah Republicans disapprove of Mitt Romney.
More Democrats favor his performance in office than do Republicans and many wish he would just change parties and make it official.
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