Mitt Romney positioned himself as the leading Republican to “resist” Donald Trump.
He’s smeared Trump and his supporters with cheap shots and personal attacks.
And he’s just made the one move that could throw the Trump administration into chaos.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch announced he was retiring from Congress after seven terms in the Senate.
His retirement had been rumored for months, as well as who would be favored to replace him.
Anti-Trump RINO Mitt Romney had put the word out that should Hatch retire, he would run for the seat.
Romney would be a virtual lock in that election and he could use his perch in the Senate to try and undermine the Trump administration.
And as soon as Hatch retired, Romney switched his home location on his twitter account to Utah.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney changed his Twitter location Tuesday to say he resides in Utah, the same day that one of the state’s Senate seats opened up.
Republican Utah Senator Orin Hatch announced he would be retiring in 2018 Tuesday, and just hours later, Romney changed his location to Holladay, Utah, according to a Bloomberg report. Previously, Romney’s Twitter bio read that he resided in Massachusetts.
Romney, a Utah resident, has not announced whether he plans to run for the seat or not, though an anonymous adviser told The New York Times that an announcement would be coming in the next couple weeks.
“As chairman of the Senate Finance and Judiciary Committees and as the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, Senator Hatch has represented the interests of Utah with distinction and honor,” Romney said in a statement about Hatch’s retirement. “Ann and I wish Senator Orrin Hatch and his loving wife Elaine all the best in their future endeavors.”
Romney – who has twice failed to run for President and once for Senate – could finally achieve his life-long dream of inhabiting the swamp as a career politician.
The pro-amnesty globalist wing of the GOP would have their new champion in their battle to rip back control of the party from pro-American conservatives.
But the Senate may not be Romney’s final destination.
He could use his seat to build the infrastructure for a 2020 primary challenge to Donald Trump.
If Republicans screw up badly enough to lose the Senate I think the market for Trump primary challengers will be pretty robust. Romney would have a big platform to feel things out and then could decide by late 2019 on whether to run.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) January 2, 2018
For Romney and his establishment paymasters, weakening Trump so a Democrat can defeat him is a preferable outcome to Trump winning a second term.
Globalist RINOs like Romney hate patriotic conservatives more than Democrats.
In their view, the GOP base is the great enemy that must be crushed.
And that means taking out Donald Trump.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.