conservativeme1Can you not see the difference between a political
candidate expressing his views, and a sitting judge (charged with being
non-partisan and balancing the scales of justice) making politically charged
denigrating statements about about a sitting president? Senator Romney has been
courageous in his actions in standing for correct principles.
I haven't read the oath of office that United States Senators take, but
while I presume it probably says something about honoring the Constitution and
serving the American people, I'm just about positive it doesn't say
that a Senator is honor bound to vote to confirm a judge who he believes would
be a disgrace to the bench. And I'm even more sure that the oath of
office does not command obedience to a leader...isn't that why we fought
the American Revolution, to replace a monarchy with democracy? You did
right, Mitt. You were elected to represent Utah. But these days you also
have to represent all of America.
Having used to live in East Texas, I wouldn't have voted for him because
he'll be a lousy judge. He is from the right, everything we on the right
hate about liberal judges. Make decisions based on party ideology rather than
on the law. What we on the right sometimes call, Legislating From the Bench.
I don't want that coming from the right any more than I like it
coming from the left.While I'd most likely agree with decisions
based on my ideology, doesn't mean that decision is the correct one.
If Romney is "principled" for voting against a court nominee that
disparaged a president (mildly and legitimately) 8 years ago; Then I suppose i
am also "principled" for not voting for Romney for repeatedly
vindictivelypetulantly piously hypocritically and myopically disparaging a
president 8 seconds ago
Romney showing us that the legacy he is emulating is that of our dear late Sen.
Bob Bennett, and not that of craven Hatch, or the sycophants currently
representing our state.A Republican with a backbone to put country
over party, that is admirable, no matter how you slice it. Even if you agree or
Thank you Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney.The fact that you irritate
Trumpublicans is a key indicator that you are doing the right thing.Please
So, Mitt you didn't vote for this judge because he made disparaging remarks
about Obama? How many disparaging remarks have you made about President Trump?
Does this disqualify you from being a Senator? I wasted my vote on you!
Because Romney isnt a trump sycophant. I hope the GOP never recovers
from this pathetic and unqualified presidency. Lindsay Graham was
write when he said this: "If we nominate Trump, we will get
destroyed.......and we will deserve it." May 3, 2016The death
of the party of Lincoln at the hands of an ego driven grifter elected by people
he would never talk to if he didnt want something from them. "Its easier to fool someone than convince them that they have been fooled.
"-Mark Twain (maybe)
A Republican admired and often supported by Democrats? You mean like Ronald
Reagan? Why have Republicans forgotten decency and civility? Mitt
Romney is an ideal Republican.
Good for you, Mitt. Romney is the kind of Republican that we had a few years
back when I was one. Today, the radicals have hijacked the party and ruined it.
@Den Den - West Jordan, UTyou rote: "Romney has got to
go!"I actually appreciate a Senator/Congressman who can think
for himself.What has got to go is this Team sport-Lockstep-Sycophant
voting....by Dems and Reps, now prevalent in Congress today.
Keep up the good fight Mitt!
Dems. Remind us again the voting tallies for the SCOTUS nominees under Obama
and Trump. It really shows the country over party mantra you tout. Do the same
for other judicial nominees. The truth is in the numbers, but be sure to show
My hat is off to Romney. It is small acts like this that will preserve this
Mitt continues to embarrass Utah just to elevate his own national profile.
Baseball mitt romney, catching flack for another poor decision as a RINO.He will be a one term senator for Utah, he literally has flipped sides
and is a progressive liberal wearing a red hat.He clearly does not
represent the values of most Utahn's.
Gee Mitt, is it because Trump isn't giving you campaign contributions any
cityboy "Democrats whole-heartedly support Trump in his proposal
for a $2 trillion infrastructure bill. Dems are split on impeaching Trump.
They are split on the”Green New Deal”. The Democrats in Congress
are much less cohesive than the Republicans. But there is one thing they all
agree on. And that is that Donald Trump is bad for our country, bad for world
peace, bad for our standing on the world stage, and bad for civility and working
together to solve our country’s problems."Wow. Did you
follow any of this? Wasn't the infrastructure bill proposed by Nancy and
Chuck and Trump was the one who supported them?Dems are not split
about getting Trump out of office. They cannot agree on how to do that. I
wouldn't translate as country over party. They are 100% united.Trump is clearly the worst president in behavior (i.e. sicial media) in my
memory, but he has been great with jobs, capitalism, trade, the economy (
reversing regulations that stymied job growth), and many other things. Who are
the Dems recognizing that? Country over party. And judicial nominees; where is
country over party? What about Kavanaugh?
Romney has got to go!
I would not vote for Senator Romney because I disagree with on rhe vast majority
of issues. But moments like this one remind me that he has a nasic sense of
integrity that Utah has not seen from its senators in a very long time. I
appreciate his stand on this.
@sman - columbia, MSMay 14, 2019 7:03 p.m.becouse he called a
sitting president a phoney and a fraud."I realize that facts
don't matter much to you and the Right. Actually, Romney called Trump a
phony and a fraud when he was a candidate for the nomination. Not the nominee,
nor the President. But, he was correct, no matter when it was.
This is another example of why I regret voting for Romney. His grandstanding on
trivial issues. His personal animosity toward President Trump is annoying.
Hatch should have run again.
I views of Romney have dropped like a rock the last three years. No way he gets
reelected as he seems to be as unpopular now, more than ever.
cityboyYour last comment about dem unity shows just how wrong they are.
"Sen. Mitt Romney broke ranks with Senate Republicans on Tuesday to vote
against a Trump administration judicial nominee who disparaged President Barack
Obama eight years ago."Of course, he did. Gotta be looking for
This is not the first time Mitt has broken ranks with fellow
republicans. This effectively nulifies the vote from republicans. A
He is pro life. Unborn babies are being killed every day. You couldn't
have voted for this judge nominee for the sake of the unborn babies?How is it that your new found pro life stance had such low priority?
Mitt Romney, because Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer,
Maxine Waters, the Obama administration with its DOJ and FBI and the One Party
Media are not being aggressive enough in monitoring and harassing our duly
elected president and each of his officials and nominees. They cannot do it
enough so they need Mitt Romney from Utah to pile on as well. You see,
Republicans police their own since Democrats have been so restrained and
Gosh Mitt you disparage the President constantly... Why the double standard?
Romney was far more critical of President Trump than this judge was of President
Obama. We don't need a Senator who lacks self-awareness like this.
Another disappointment Mitt! I really regret ever voting for Romney.
@md,“Show me any instances in the past 2 years that Democrats
put country over party. Name one....I'm waiting......good luck.”Democrats whole-heartedly support Trump in his proposal for a $2
trillion infrastructure bill.Dems are split on impeaching Trump.
They are split on the”Green New Deal”. The Democrats in
Congress are much less cohesive than the Republicans. But there is one thing
they all agree on. And that is that Donald Trump is bad for our country, bad
for world peace, bad for our standing on the world stage, and bad for civility
and working together to solve our country’s problems.
I want my vote for Mitt back. He will only criticize the home team. I guess we
know what team he is actually on. If he said half the stuff bad about the
Dems that he has about the President I could respect him more.
Romney was wrong, the nominee was right.Not because he opposed
trump, but because he opposed a man who expressed how so many of us felt. Imp7Putting country over party – unlike nancy and chuck
Amazed one comment made eight years ago disqualifies a person from serving as a
federal judge. I'm surprised Romney ran following that logic, becouse he
called a sitting president a phoney and a fraud.
@Impartial "Yep. He may actually be an American that puts
country over party. Unique concept for Republicans."Show me any
instances in the past 2 years that Democrats put country over party. Name
one....I'm waiting......good luck.
Bravo, Sen. Romney! Truncale has a well-documented record--especially during
his unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2012 (received only 12% of the vote
in the Republican primary)--of expressing his very partisan hostility over the
last decade not only at Obama, but also at immigrant rights, voting rights, and
host of other laws and issues that might come before his court. Conservative or
liberal, Truncale's kind of aggressive partisanship should disqualify them
for this kind of appointment.
Count Rushmore,One tiny little adjustment to what you said, a democrat
loved by democrats.
@Chancey - Sandy, UTMay 14, 2019 4:45 p.m.A Republican loved by
Democrats may not be a Republican..."Yep. He may actually be an
American that puts country over party. Unique concept for Republicans.
"Democrats and civil rights groups opposed Truncale, a staunch conservative
and one-time GOP congressional candidate, because of his views on abortion,
immigration and voting rights."Says a whole lot about why Mitt
Senator Romney does a good job at showing us how a Republican really should act
and vote.Thank you, Senator Romney.
A Republican loved by Democrats may not be a Republican...
I trust that Senator Romney exceeding high moral dudgeon will be displayed in
voting against anyone who has ever said a disparaging word about Republicans as
well. And, if Trump does not get a second term then Romney's
guardianship of senate confirmation must block every single Democrat nominee who
has been on the Trump hate bandwagon. Just to be consistent. But,
I get this, like many of Romney's votes are less about moral purity and
"just get along" than they are about revenge for Trump's despicable
comments about Romney. So much for doing what is best for the country instead
of settling petty personal peeves.I really, really regret my vote
for the Massachusetts carpetbagger.
A Republican loved by Democrats. That's what Utah voted for.
Romney is one of the few GOP congressmen who shows integrity. Sad to see so many
of his colleagues' focus is on obstructing democrats or trying to win over
Trump instead of actually doing what's best for their respective
Glad to see Utah has such a stellar Senator representing the great state of
Utah. Certainly as a presidential candidate Sen. Mitt expressed frustration with
Pres. Obama. Should some of those statements be repeated? We don't live in
a perfect world. The judge nominee wanted to move on, so should Sen. Romney.
What? A spine instead of a rubber stamp? Never thought I'd say this; I wish
more GOP congresspeople has the guts of Romney to stand up to Trump and
I love that Romney does this. He is a good example of someone voting their
conscience rather than just being another rubber stamp politician. The
democrats would be well advised to also have people of similar character who put
their beliefs above party loyalty. Maybe I just haven't been watching the
close enough, though Utah's lone Democrat in the House seems to be wiling
to buck the party line from time to time.Maybe it is something about
that pioneer stubbornness coming through regardless of party.