Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) launched yet another attack on Donald Trump on Tuesday, blaming the president for America’s “hate-filled” politics.
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement posted to his Twitter page. “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.”
Romney then shifted to attacking Trump specifically.
“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 plot is discovered to kidnap her,” the Utah senator added.
Romney did not only attack Trump, however, as he added that Democrats “launch blistering attacks of their own — though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others.” He added that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “tears up the president’s State of the Union speech on national television.”
“Keith Olbermann calls the president a ‘terrorist.’ Media on the left and right amplify all of it,” he continued.
My thoughts on the current state of our politics: pic.twitter.com/oYY4zlX6ZP
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
“The rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters who take the small and predictable step from intemperate word to dangerous action,” Romney said. “The world is watching America with abject horror; more consequentially, our children are watching. Many Americans are frightened for our country — so divided, so angry, so mean, so violent.”
“It is time to lower the heat,” he concluded. “Leaders must tone it down. Leaders from the top and leaders of all stripes: Parents, bosses, reporters, columnists, professors, union chiefs, everyone. The consequence of the crescendo of anger leads to a very bad place. No sane person can want that.”
Romney has established himself as arguably the biggest never-Trump Republican in all of Congress over the past few years. He clearly can’t stand the fact that Trump was able to accomplish something that he never will, which is being elected president of the United States.
Author: Polizette Staff