Sen. Mitt Romney headed to Middle East to meet with government officials

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  • Eponymous Eggplant Salt Lake City, UT
    April 24, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    Great idea! Send Mitt on a series of unimportant trips around the world. Kind of like when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.

    Have a great trip, Mitt. Take your time and stay a while. Don't worry about us, we'll be just fine without you.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    April 24, 2019 8:34 a.m.

    Good to see an adult represent America abroad. A welcome change.

  • David Centerville, UT
    April 23, 2019 10:49 p.m.

    One of my colleagues and mentors once used the term "location revelation" to describe that fact that you gain much greater insights and perspective when you have been "onsite". Issues, challenges, and solutions become much clearer after having met with people "on the ground" to an area.

    But there are people in Utah and in the country that love to pile on, criticize, and mock. I guess it's akin to the playground bully who has a big bark but really doesn't have the ability to back it up. To them, nothing Romney does will be satisfactory.

    I am a very big Mitt Romney fan. History has revealed repeatedly that he is a man of reflection, a gentleman, a statesmen. I guess in this culture of sound bites and 24 hour news cycles, of cynical polarism, extremists will move to reject someone willing to come to the table to listen to others, even compromise to get things done.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    April 23, 2019 7:41 p.m.

    There goes Mitt, building his global image. You'd think he was running for president or something.

    He's the RINO version of Herbert Humphrey, who said, "America is a great country, where anyone can grow up to become president....except me."

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 23, 2019 4:16 p.m.

    Suggestion: Be sure to take your MAGA hat with you when you represent President Trump's administration and our country!

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    April 23, 2019 4:13 p.m.

    Now, if we can just keep him out of the country. . . It is a sad fact of life that Romney has no ability to keep his mouth shut at appropriate times. Oh well, he likely won't cause any long term problems, because he will say whatever he thinks the people he is meeting with want to hear.

  • Strider303 American Fork, UT
    April 23, 2019 3:45 p.m.

    As I see it, they could learn just about as much from a briefing by State Department specialists, the career experts.

    As I see it, it will be a meaningless trip by two second tier political officials, neither of whom have anybody's "ear" and whose findings will be similar to what one could read in National Geographic or Reader's Digest.

    Our junior senator was quite vocal about POTUS in the media and this is his reward, a nice middle east trip to meet and greet second tier political officials, to hear from local embassy officials on the situation and take some group photographs for the "I Love Me" wall in the den/home office. All at government expense. No serious business transacted because they represent nobody.

    I do wonder if there will be vote or senate business that will be transacted while these two senators are away that might be important or perhaps they want to miss being involved in for the record.

    I really think this is not much of a news story. Political junkets happen all the time.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    April 23, 2019 3:23 p.m.

    Why are we letting this junior senator and failed presidential candidate represent American interests in this vital and volatile part of the world? He has shown that he cannot be trusted, and that he will undermine our Leader Trump's authority whenever he has the chance.

    The people elected our Leader to restore America's dominance and authority on the global stage, after that other guy spent eight years apologizing for American greatness. We need someone who will carry Trump's message loyally and faithfully.

  • AGuile Provo, UT
    April 23, 2019 2:42 p.m.

    Good on you, Mitt. Pursing peace is always the business of the people of Utah.

    I hope things go well and good luck!

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2019 2:15 p.m.

    Problem SOLVED!

  • Rick for Truth Provo, UT
    April 23, 2019 1:19 p.m.

    I wonder if he will comment on “how sickening” he is over Islamic terrorist killing over 300 Christians on Easter Sunday. Silence from the RINO.

  • joanzone42 Orem, Utah
    April 23, 2019 1:12 p.m.

    Mitt Romney is not going to just be a seat-filler in the Senate. He is a good example of what every politician should be... fair-minded and supportive of those policies that are right, but willing to "call a spade a spade" when necessary. I am glad that he is going to the Middle East and hope he will be able to ease the concerns of those leaders and demonstrate to them that there ARE some mature leaders in America.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    April 23, 2019 12:27 p.m.

    Two Democrats on their way to strengthen foreign relations. He he

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 23, 2019 12:13 p.m.

    The trouble with US politicians is that they all fight to be on important committees. Then, they ignore their constituents needs and issues at home and distract themselves with other issues. Kind of like shopping for wheels and stereo for your worn out daily driver, when it needs a transmission and tires. We need our politicians, that we send to Washington, to get thing done for Utah.

  • Johnny Triumph Salt Lake City, UT
    April 23, 2019 12:00 p.m.

    I'm happy he'll meet needs of the Foreign Relations Committee, let's see this trip parlay into some business ties for Utah as well.