Utah Senator Mitt Romney, explaining on Wednesday his vote to convict and remove President Trump from office for “abuse of power,” showed his willingness to swallow hook, line and sinker the House managers’ case. I’m referring to the case the managers absolutely did NOT prove (which is why Trump was acquitted on Wednesday).

In fact, Romney, acting on his "conscience" and his “oath to God,” sounded as if he could’ve BEEN one of those House managers. Who needs Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler to spout unfounded allegations when you have Mitt Romney to do it? And now Mitt will go down in history as the first senator ever to vote to convict and remove a President of his own party.

Democrats and all anti-Trumpers are turning him into a hero, thumbing their noses at those who took due process and the rules of evidence seriously and concluded the House didn’t prove its case. If you can stomach it, here’s Jennifer Rubin in THE WASHINGTON POST: “His vote and more importantly his speech matter greatly, if only as reminders that every American has the capacity for greatness, the ability to stand on principle and the spine to refuse the entreaties of the mob.”

"The entreaties of the mob”?? To do what, read the transcript of the phone call between Trump and Zelensky, which showed no hint of “insistence” (Romney’s word) that Ukraine investigate the Bidens? Or think about the words of Zelensky himself, saying he'd felt “no pressure” to investigate? Perhaps to consider the House Republicans’s protest of Schiff’s decision to disallow any cross-examination of witnesses or introduction of exculpatory witnesses or documentation, which is all basic due process that Trump should have been provided? Or to admit the total lack of evidence that Trump had held up aid in any meaningful way to Ukraine or made it contingent upon investigating Biden? Romney did refuse all THOSE entreaties. Why?

Part of this is undoubtedly personal, as I’ll get to. But as Charlie Martin at PJ Media pointed out, “...It’s not allegations of corruption and seeking to investigate corruption that are bad; it’s seeking to investigate allegations of corruption BY A CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATS’ PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION that are bad."  The House’s impeachment case boiled down to one thing: that the Bidens were supposed to be off-limits to Trump, no matter what they were doing. Trump rightly disagreed. And now Romney wants to remove him from office because...he thinks Trump should have looked the other way?

One excellent point made by a caller to Rush Limbaugh’s show has been making the rounds: If Romney believed just a week ago that there was not enough evidence to convict Trump without additional witnesses, how can he vote to convict today when there have been no additional witnesses?’

In an interview with Chris Wallace recorded shortly before his announcement, Romney said this:  "I hoped beyond hope, as you might imagine, that there would be evidence brought forth by the White House that would say he did NOT do the things that were alleged.  And, unfortunately, that never came forward."

Note to Mitt: They made that case for me.  And maybe if the President had been allowed to cross-examine witnesses and bring documents and witnesses of his own into Schiff's secret proceedings, he could have made the case for you.  Besides, it's not the accused's obligation to prove innocence.  And the only way the managers could make THEIR case was by twisting what Trump said. Mitt, you are either poisoned by hate or out of your mind, or both.

Chris Wallace conducted an unbelievably softball interview with him, failing to venture into the hard questions about evidence and due process. It was all about Trump's probable response and the political consequences Mitt will face --- how "lonely" in Washington he's going to be.  Poor Mitt!  What a tough decision he had to make! The only ethical politician in the entire Republican Party! What a joke it was --- especially when he said he didn’t dislike Trump and had a cordial relationship with him. Do you REMEMBER the things Romney said about Trump in the days before he sought Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State? And then Trump didn’t nominate him. (Well, would you have?) Poor, poor, Mitt.

Significantly, Romney told Chris Wallace that the worst thing to ever happen to him politically has already happened, and that was losing the Presidency in 2012.  I would guess that his announcement Wednesday had much more to do with that bit of truth than with any “case” the House managers made, though Romney would deny that, of course, perhaps even to himself.

Never fear, the Bidens WILL be investigated, maybe in Ukraine and definitely right here in the good old USA. (Funny that Joe Biden seems to be fading as a candidate; it’s likely that Trump never seriously thought he’d be the nominee, so he had little political reason to look into Hunter.) Senate Republicans are looking into Hunter’s travel records, and if necessarsy they’ll get them from the Secret Service. As Catherine Herridge (now with CBS News) reported Wednesday, Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson have already written to the director of the Secret Service seeking “information about whether Hunter Biden used government-sponsored travel to help conduct private business, to include his work for Rosemont Seneca and related entities in China and Ukraine.” and also “the protective detail that Hunter Biden received while his father was Vice President.”

On that front, we have breaking news, something that indirectly ties Romney to corruption at Burisma --- the very corruption that Romney was ready to remove Trump from office over, just for suggesting it be investigated. As reported in THE FEDERALIST, web archives show that top Romney advisor Joseph Cofer Black served on Burisma’s board of directors while Hunter Biden was also on the board. Mr. Black has a much more impressive resume than Hunter does, as you will see in the story at the link. But it’s looking more and more as though Burisma was buying complacency here in America by putting some carefully-chosen names on its board, and Hunter Biden was one of those. More to come.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/26/top-romney-adviser-worked-with-hunter-biden-on-board-of-ukrainian-energy-company/

Contrast Mitt Romney’s sanctimonious distortions of fact with the measured thoughtfulness of Maine Sen Susan Collins. She gave an admirable speech on the Senate floor prior to the final vote (as she did for the Justice Kavanaugh confirmation), and on Wednesday she appeared with Martha MacCallum on THE STORY, saying, “Well, I respect Mitt but I reached a different conclusion.” (She was nicer than I would’ve been.) She’d reflected on what the framers of the Constitution said and thought they would never want impeachment to be undertaken lightly, only for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Collins didn’t think the House managers had proved their case and thought the non-criminal charge of “abuse of power” was poorly defined. I disagree with her decision about calling new witnesses in the Senate, as Democrats had plenty of opportunity to make their case in the House. But at least she is someone who actually wants to be fair --- not just to give a false impression of being fair, as Romney does.

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6129915742001?playlist_id=5410209611001#sp=show-clips

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  • Billie Sue Dillard

    06/30/2020 07:41 PM

    Mitt Romney will take any side that gets him most publicity. He would crawl on his belly in his underwear if it was requested of him.

  • PAUL MAIDA

    02/22/2020 10:55 PM

    MITT IS FULL OF MITT. TIME HAS COME FOR MITT AS A REPUBLICAN,PLEASE MOVE ON.

  • Betty J Treger

    02/22/2020 06:49 PM

    Mitt is a disgrace and I believe he hates President Trump so much and used his prayerful decision (which I don't believe for one minute) to vote against the President would keep his followers in Utah on his side. Maybe he did it because it is the only way he will ever go down in the history books.

  • Annette Moncrief

    02/22/2020 04:07 PM

    That is like being mad at Jones from (hate to say)AL. They did exactly what everyone knew they wood. Jones a demo and Romney a mad reject. Hope AL learned it’s lesson and votes Republican. Hope Romney is voted out and God help us if we do not vote Republican President,house and senate. Keep up your great work MH.

  • David Scheetz

    02/22/2020 01:09 PM

    A jealous individual who cannot get over not being POTUS plus someone who dislikes the POTUS very poor vote choice

  • David Zacharias

    02/22/2020 12:47 PM

    Mitt is really angry at the president because he wasn’t selected for Secretary of State or he wants to be like John McCain and is against everything good for the country.

  • Kevin Campbell

    02/22/2020 11:37 AM

    Omni-Romney, all things to all people

  • James Lockwood

    02/22/2020 11:36 AM

    He is and knows it...Part if the Swamp. And that’s what “the people” want to clean up.

  • Joelle Osias

    02/22/2020 11:28 AM

    Years ago, when he was running for President, it became obvious to me that Romney is an establishment republican, aka fake republican, RINO, leftist, a fake Mormon, and a fake Christian (Mormons and Christians do not support abortion, but he does). He is using his fake Christian and Mormon labels and God Himself to justify his anti-Christian, anti-Mormon actions, and influence real Christians and Mormons. Romney is a fake. He is all smoke and mirrors. His latest lane attempt at impeaching a President, despite the lack of evidence and proofs, shows his true colors, and will cost him his political career. Romney will NEVER become President.

  • Jeanette Megown

    02/22/2020 11:17 AM

    Poor thing, what tough decision....forgot the difference between right and wrong!!! I'll never vote for him for anything!!

  • Beverly A. Francolino

    02/18/2020 10:30 AM

    Mitt Romney is definitely a spoiled brat! No wonder he lost the Presidency, He proved to be inadequate to be President of the United States. He should leave the Republican Party completely. His jealousy of our great President is turning him into a total fool. It’s really a sad situation.

  • R. E. Taylor

    02/17/2020 12:11 PM

    I think Romney has a personal vendetta against the President.....and think he is a jerk! As to Schiff, I can't believe the people from his district will reelect him next time around but they most likely will...As to The President.......I voted for Trump last time and will vote for him this year. Think Obama along with the Clintins sold the U. S. down the river (so to speak!).

  • Charlotte Daugherty

    02/15/2020 02:53 PM

    Romney is not the man I thought he was when he was running for President. Don’t tell me you are a Christian, show me first!

  • Doris T. Williams

    02/14/2020 02:08 PM

    I think he should leave the Republican Party and join the "dummycrats" - also cannot believe that McCabe is getting away with his shennaghans - guess Adam Shift, Pelosi, Brennan, Comey,and the rest of the swamp will squeeze by the law too - no justice for politicians!

  • Mary Kathleen McNeill

    02/14/2020 08:06 AM

    I have lost all respect for Mitt Romney. This is all about not being chosen as Secretary of State. There is no other reason to go against his own party. It is my hope and prayer that Trump will be reelected and we will elect more true Republicans.

  • Donald Daily

    02/14/2020 07:39 AM

    WInitially I was outraged with your decision to impeach and today I’m even more disappointed. The correct vote for you should have been not to vote or abstain. Instead you voted with the evil and demonic part of our society. I voted for you and was disappointed that you lost but now I know God had a better plan for us. Your loss paved the way for Mr Trump allowing Mr Obama the most insidious and evil serpent and smooth talker to take over. Your moral conviction is admirable but your reasoning and decision making is flawed. Thankfully the Lord persevered allowing another flawed candidate to win and he transformed this sinful man to be just the ticket for our country. He has indeed under God’s influence made America better again.

  • Belinda Guinn

    02/13/2020 05:26 PM

    Traitor to America

  • Robert Strickland

    02/13/2020 03:49 PM

    I voted for Mitt in 2012. I’d like to change that vote to abstain. I really expect my president to have some knowledge of the constitution.

  • Dusty

    02/13/2020 01:22 PM

    Gov the best comment on this today is one from a Mr Toth I laughed so Hard and sending this on to others.

  • Dusty

    02/13/2020 01:20 PM

    Gov. you covered it all today? Sad poor Rom and his not standing with the President. He only hurt himself by not voting . Use God as his excuse. He just cannot take that he is not President. He lost on his own. I did not vote for him, I voted for Pres Obama my first Demo. Romney was too full of himself and he attacked the working people. More garbage of Stone and the Pres trying to help per the sentence was too unfair. Not for what he has done. Cannot wait to hear on the whole disaster of the Mueller mess and who started all of this. Biden mess and he on The View tried to bypass all of the mess per his son Hunter make it like nothing happened and stop trying to find out what went on. Oh let me see we give Ukraine billion dollars our TAX money and VP gets a Ukraine politician fired to help his son in a corrupt company that Glenn Beck had on 4 series to show evidence of the scam in the Ukraine and how Bidens were involved and the Amb woman discharged she was not fired she still is with the dept. Just like Vid who walked out of the White House was sent to a defense dept job so he was transferred happens all the time with all military. The President was to keep someone who was stabbing him in the back really? NO? Keep on Gov with the facts love you on FOX and your show on the weekends make my day?

  • Ted huckabee

    02/12/2020 03:23 PM

    I am angry with MIT Romney, as I am with the House for voting to remove President Trump from office. I don’t know where he gets the idea that he speaks for the American people, and I sure as heck hope he doesn’t consider himself a conservative.

  • GAYLE POLIS

    02/12/2020 02:42 PM

    Your TV show on TBN is incredible!!! One of the best shows on TV. Thank you for taking a stand for the American People. Romney is a Judas. Romney’s religion is a cult. He is not on God’s side either and his “faith” excuse is an excuse with holes. Ultimately, you know being a pastor that the devil is behind all of this. The devil wants people in slavery. God wants us dee. This next election is either Communist (slavery) or Donald Trump (Freedom) Between the saved and unsaved. You see who they are. Trump is bringing God back in our nation. The Democrats will not even mention his name and condemn Christians. God is sovereign. He intervened in this election for His people. No one could have taken the swamp on like Donald Trump. We have to get rid of Obama holdovers, muslims, & democrats so Trump can govern. God help us and allow this nation to have a revival for God in the name of Jesus. Amen!

  • GAYLE POLIS

    02/12/2020 02:35 PM

    Mitt Romney is a traitor to the American People. He is getting his revenge toward Donald Trump because Trump didn’t pick him for Sec of State. We despise what Mitt Romney did. He might as well be a democrat. We have no use for him in our government. He is not on the side of the American People

  • Max D. Craft

    02/11/2020 10:12 PM

    Mitt Romney does not stand with the Republican Party. He should be forced to resign.

  • Emma Hood

    02/11/2020 01:26 PM

    Romney’s action was nothing more than “sour grapes” at having lost his own bid for the Presidency, It would have been negligent for any President to believe there might be a problem with a company representing our country while operating in another nation and not investigating.