The press worshipped Republican Senator Mitt Romney after he slammed President Trump and started lecturing his supporters.
“We gather due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of supporters who we had deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning,” Romney said.
“What happened here today was an insurrection incited by the president of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy.”
“He added: “Fairly or not, there’ll be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history.”
“I salute Senator Lankford and Loeffler and Braun and Danes and I’m sure others, who in the light of today’s outrage have withdrawn their objection,” Romney said.
“For any who remain insisting on an audit in order to satisfy the many people who believe that the election was stolen, I’d offer this perspective: No congressional audit is ever going to convince these voters, particularly when the president will continue to say that the election was stolen.”
“The truth is that President-elect Biden won the election. President Trump lost. I’ve had that experience myself. It’s no fun,” Romney said.
“Scores of courts, the president’s own attorney general, state election officials both Republican and Democrat have reached that unequivocal decision.”
‘The best way we can show respect for the voters who are upset is by telling them the truth’ — Sen. Mitt Romney spoke about the anti-democratic attacks on Congress as they reconvened to certify the election results pic.twitter.com/1CBezX7GcX
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 7, 2021
Could we all just take a moment and remember when Joe Biden told a group of African Americans that if elected president Mitt Romeny would put them “back in chains.”
The press was falling all over themselves praising Romney.
I found myself anxious this evening, wondering if in the absence of John McCain any Republican senator would truly rise to meet this moment and say the things that needed to be said — about Trump, about the truth, about his cowardly colleagues. Mitt Romney did. He said them all.
— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) January 7, 2021
John would’ve been very proud of Senator Romney.
— Mark Salter (@MarkSalter55) January 7, 2021