Mitt Romney Blasts Fellow Republicans for Opposing the Certification of the Presidential Election Results

Abigail Covington
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Photo credit: Stefani Reynolds - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stefani Reynolds - Getty Images

From Esquire

Early on Sunday morning, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released a statement regarding his fellow Republican senators’ opposition to certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. “The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” wrote Romney.

He also rejected the eleven senators’ idea that an audit conducted by Congress would restore faith in the election by rightly pointing out that Congress is a partisan body and therefore ill-suited to conduct any sort of neutral investigation into a political matter. That kind of task should be handled, Romney argued, by the courts. In fact, it wasmultiple times. In each case, the courts rejected Trump’s claims of voter fraud, citing a lack of evidence. “Members of Congress who would substitute their own partisan judgement for that of the courts do not enhance public trust,” Romney wrotr “They imperil it.”

Romney’s statement is the latest in a series of counter-statements that have been released ever since Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and 10 other senators announced their plans to vote to oppose the certification of the 2020 presidential election results on Wednesday, January 6th. In an earlier post that responded to a similar announcement made by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) likened his colleague’s efforts to pointing “a loaded gun at the heart of legitimate self-government.”

What’s clear from all these statements and counter-statements is that the future of the Republican party is completely up for grabs. And what we are witnessing now is a full-on identity crisis happening at the expense of our democracy. Whether the Republican party will be able to shed its skin and grow into a new one without transforming the entire country into a fascist state remains to be seen.

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