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Sane Republican Mitt Romney blasts rogue Senators bragging about objecting to certification of Presidential election


This news story was published on January 2, 2021.
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Donald Trump lost the 2020 Presidential election by a wide margin. The election was challenged numerous times in court. Trump’s lawyers offered no substantive proof, and no judges sided with Trump. Republican politicians are now fighting for Trump in the last arena left – the court of public opinion.  He will leave office on January 20.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) released the following statement in response to an announcement that a group of rogue, seditious Republican senators plan to oppose certification of the presidential election results:

“The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic. The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it. More Americans participated in this election than ever before, and they made their choice. President Trump’s lawyers made their case before scores of courts; in every instance, they failed. The Justice Department found no evidence of irregularity sufficient to overturn the election. The Presidential Voter Fraud Commission disbanded without finding such evidence.

“My fellow Senator Ted Cruz and the co-signers of his statement argue that rejection of electors or an election audit directed by Congress would restore trust in the election. Nonsense. This argument ignores the widely perceived reality that Congress is an overwhelmingly partisan body; the American people wisely place greater trust in the federal courts where judges serve for life. Members of Congress who would substitute their own partisan judgement for that of the courts do not enhance public trust, they imperil it.

“Were Congress to actually reject state electors, partisans would inevitably demand the same any time their candidate had lost. Congress, not voters in the respective states, would choose our presidents.

Mitt Romney and his wife in Mason City in 2012

“Adding to this ill-conceived endeavor by some in Congress is the President’s call for his supporters to come to the Capitol on the day when this matter is to be debated and decided. This has the predictable potential to lead to disruption, and worse.

“I could never have imagined seeing these things in the greatest democracy in the world. Has ambition so eclipsed principle?”

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Ted Cruz and other GOP Senators offered this statement. Donald Trump viciously belittled Ted Cruz, his wife and even his father during the 2016 primaries.

U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021:

“America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law.

“When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate should acknowledge and respect the legitimacy of that election. And, if the voters choose to elect a new office-holder, our Nation should have a peaceful transfer of power.

“The election of 2020, like the election of 2016, was hard fought and, in many swing states, narrowly decided. The 2020 election, however, featured unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities.

“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed. By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes.

“And those allegations are not believed just by one individual candidate. Instead, they are widespread. Reuters/Ipsos polling, tragically, shows that 39% of Americans believe ‘the election was rigged.’ That belief is held by Republicans (67%), Democrats (17%), and Independents (31%).

“Some Members of Congress disagree with that assessment, as do many members of the media.

“But, whether or not our elected officials or journalists believe it, that deep distrust of our democratic processes will not magically disappear. It should concern us all. And it poses an ongoing threat to the legitimacy of any subsequent administrations.

“Ideally, the courts would have heard evidence and resolved these claims of serious election fraud. Twice, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to do so; twice, the Court declined.

“On January 6, it is incumbent on Congress to vote on whether to certify the 2020 election results. That vote is the lone constitutional power remaining to consider and force resolution of the multiple allegations of serious voter fraud.

“At that quadrennial joint session, there is long precedent of Democratic Members of Congress raising objections to presidential election results, as they did in 1969, 2001, 2005, and 2017. And, in both 1969 and 2005, a Democratic Senator joined with a Democratic House Member in forcing votes in both houses on whether to accept the presidential electors being challenged.

“The most direct precedent on this question arose in 1877, following serious allegations of fraud and illegal conduct in the Hayes-Tilden presidential race. Specifically, the elections in three states-Florida, Louisiana, and South Carolina-were alleged to have been conducted illegally.

“In 1877, Congress did not ignore those allegations, nor did the media simply dismiss those raising them as radicals trying to undermine democracy. Instead, Congress appointed an Electoral Commission-consisting of five Senators, five House Members, and five Supreme Court Justices-to consider and resolve the disputed returns.

“We should follow that precedent. To wit, Congress should immediately appoint an Electoral Commission, with full investigatory and fact-finding authority, to conduct an emergency 10-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states. Once completed, individual states would evaluate the Commission’s findings and could convene a special legislative session to certify a change in their vote, if needed.

“Accordingly, we intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed.

“We are not naïve. We fully expect most if not all Democrats, and perhaps more than a few Republicans, to vote otherwise. But support of election integrity should not be a partisan issue. A fair and credible audit-conducted expeditiously and completed well before January 20-would dramatically improve Americans’ faith in our electoral process and would significantly enhance the legitimacy of whoever becomes our next President. We owe that to the People.

“These are matters worthy of the Congress, and entrusted to us to defend. We do not take this action lightly. We are acting not to thwart the democratic process, but rather to protect it. And every one of us should act together to ensure that the election was lawfully conducted under the Constitution and to do everything we can to restore faith in our Democracy.”

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36 Responses to Sane Republican Mitt Romney blasts rogue Senators bragging about objecting to certification of Presidential election

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Canadian Ted Cruz is a two-faced coward who says whatever is politically expedient. Nobody trusts or respects him. Here’s a history of his relationship with Trump, who he was trashing just a few years ago. https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37457578

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Trump is really, truly cracking up. He’s doing a Stalin, where he’ll start wars that kill every last person in this country before his rich spoiled baby ego will admit that he lost.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raffensperger-call-georgia-vote/2021/01/03/d45acb92-4dc4-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html?fbclid=IwAR0rfPEATBcvh4a2lZg9AsfzM1Or0A9e7tyu6ahEWu5W8ll8a6w4bfP9XSQ

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      You’re the failure. The Washington Post is the renowned publication that brought down Richard Nixon for similar crimes, and you tiny-dick misogynists have been seething ever since.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 7:23 pm

        That was what, 50 years ago? Do you suppose the industry of daily newspapers has changed much with the advent of the interweb? The Washington Post is no longer a credible source of information and you would be laughed out of any scientific Community if you referenced it as a source of information.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm

          It is a recording you moron. Listen to it. Classic trump.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2021 at 7:44 pm

          If the recording is faked, then why isn’t Donny tweeting up a storm about it?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2021 at 8:16 pm

          Agree. Listen to the recording. Then compare it to the analysis provided by the Washington Post ‘article’. The Washington Post inserts opinion statements and removes context. The article is an opinion piece at best but frankly, it’s biased rubbish.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 4, 2021 at 6:45 am

          You have really swallowed the koolaid havent you? Once again, trump does something totally reprehensible and you excuse it. I listened to the entire tape, you are delusional if you think it was taken out of context.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 5, 2021 at 7:38 am

          When something of high value is stolen from you, I’d bet the farm you call the police and you want it back…sorta like the stolen votes in a crooked Presidential election…he wants them back.

          You wish the President was telling Raffsenberger to create votes for him out of thin air, but wishing it doesn’t make it so. Get out of kindergarten.

          John Roberts… made one of the biggest mistakes in American history. China now has a firm grip on our flag.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Watch FOX on the 6th – open your eyes and clean your ears because you will see and hear the election fraud -probably with videos – but of course you have been brainwashed and programmed to say its all fake – Your life child – do with it what you can.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 1:15 pm

      Even Fox isn’t buying this crap any more. Trump isn’t getting any help from them any more.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 1:19 pm

      I have watched Fox news. It’s the FAKEST, hoaxer, most misinformation channel I have ever seen in my lifetime. The stupidity of people believing this channel is beyond comprehension.

      Before you go blaming it on cnn. Here is a little hint for you. There are a lot more news channels then these two, but it only takes common sense to see through the fakeness for the truth.

      Don’t give me this Crap mail-in ballots were all fake.

      Mail-in ballots have been happening since before you were born. 1864 civil war, you may also want to look up 1775 American Revolution.

      Ever wonder why Republicons are so gullible to FAKE FOX NEWS. I do.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 1:59 pm

        I don’t think any one cable news network channel is better than the other. They’re all disgustingly biased and are activists posing as journalists. CNN is just as bad as Fox Sad thing is, the average american is either too stupid or too lazy (probably both) to seek out facts and weigh the evidence.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 5, 2021 at 7:54 am

        So…because mail-in voting has been going on for years, this one was clean?

        That’s kinda like John Wayne’s doctor telling him, “people have had lungs for millions of years, so you couldn’t have lung cancer. Go home and quit coughing.”

        Focus, you idiot.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 5, 2021 at 3:32 pm

          And your trying to tell us it wasn’t after all these years of mail in ballots since ancient moons ago. Bull sh*t.

          You believe the sky is green, and the grass is blue.

          If the scumbag to you to put your head between your legs and blow a fart bomb you would do it.

          Your a cult following dork who is brainwashed.

          Maybe someday reality might hit you in the a**.

          • Anonymous

            January 5, 2021 at 5:01 pm

            Focus, you idiot.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 6, 2021 at 9:05 am

          I stand by my words. Dork.

          Why don’t you get your head out of your behind, and come back to reality.

          Loser!

          Thank goodness our founding fathers were smart. They wouldn’t let the Vice-president coup our election system, so they gave him/her NO power to do so.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2021 at 10:05 pm

      CSPAN probably carry, it, too. Two hours of circus for a ceremonial action of “certifying” the EC. What a waste of breath. The election has been thoroughly vetted in courts – where proof is required for action. Trump lost, it is over, he will be gone on January 20. If he refuses to be evicted, well, that’s when the real entertainment will start.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2021 at 1:24 am

    The election was WON fair and square. The courts said so. NO PROOF!!!!!

    Courts don’t work for make believe or made up crap.

    Republicans need to STOP trying to coup the election results.

    You Republicons DAMN well know the results, so stop playing games, and do your DAMN job. You don’t work for the President you work for the people. Who gives a CRAP if he bullies you. Ignore him and move on. That will get his goat more than anything.

    The jerk will be a has been soon enough once people stop paying attention to stupidity.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

      Too bad you can’t fix stupid and there are more than 70 million stupid bootlickers out there.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2021 at 8:31 am

      There is not a single court that has said there is ‘no proof.’ That’s the lame stream media narrative you’re trying to regurgitate. You might want to start doing some independent research. Do you really think there having been unscrupulous individuals that took advantage of the mail in ballot system to assist their candidates vote count? BTW, there is literally video evidence of this happening in Georgia.

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 9:19 am

        Outside of common irregularities, there is no proof of widespread voter fraud. If there was, Trump’s lawyers, including William Barr, would have ran wild with it. The election stands.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2021 at 12:11 pm

          We’ve never had an election with mass mail in ballot usage so there is nothing common about this. When there is video evidence of individuals feeding machine printed ballots through counting machines in the middle of the night, when there are data scientists who can tell you the numbers which transpired the night of the 5th are a statistical impossibility, when individuals have already shown they can hack into dominion voting machines to both send and receive data, any sane person can conclude fraud occurred (having CNN say there is no evidence of voter fraud is not a compelling argument by the way). The only fair thing to do is hold another election where you vote in person with an ID on a non-internet connected counting machine.

          • NIT Publisher

            January 3, 2021 at 9:21 pm

            “We’ve never had an election with mass mail in ballot usage so there is nothing common about this.”

            – Wrong. Bye.

          • Anonymous

            January 3, 2021 at 10:22 pm

            2016 24% of ballots were mail in, none were unsolicited
            2020 51% of ballots were mail in, many were unsolicited

            Who’s wrong? Bye.

          • Anonymous

            January 4, 2021 at 7:17 am

            2016 no pandemic.
            2020 COVID pandemic.

            Easy explanation for the % differences in mail in ballots.

          • Anonymous

            January 4, 2021 at 8:08 am

            Mail in ballots promote fraudulent voting and make fraudulent voting practices much easier.

          • NIT Publisher

            January 4, 2021 at 9:55 am

            You want to throw out Donald and Melania’s mail-in votes? You kinda sound demented.

        • Honest Abe Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2021 at 1:13 pm

          Bill Barr is on the take. Taking millions in bribes. Could millions of dollars change your mind? Of course. NIT editors can be bought with a $20 bill. The swamp is deep, and everyone in is gets hush money. If all you anti-trumpers are comfortable living in a corrupt, communist regime, than turn your eyes and keep playing that skin flute.

          • Anonymous

            January 3, 2021 at 7:42 pm

            Abe, climb back into your casket. You were a brave leader of this country. You have nothing in common with the ex-president who will be soon hiding in Mar a lago until he can get a plane out of here.

          • Anonymous

            January 3, 2021 at 8:48 pm

            Your so full of stupidity its pathetic.

            Does the word brainwash ring a bell?

          • NIT Publisher

            January 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm

            “Bill Barr is on the take.”

            – That’s far enough for me to read. If he got a deal, it was from DJT from the day he was brought in. He’s just trying to save face now, although it’s far too late.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2021 at 10:51 pm

        Have you ever been in a court room in your lifetime?

        Judges don’t play games. They need PROOF, and if the prosecutor(more so) or defendant don’t produce the evidence then the case gets dismissed.

        The courts have spoken over and over the president and his cronies loss, and are a bunch of cry babies.

        I most definitely don’t want a bunch of pouting cry babies, sore losers running my country.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    remember there names when it comes to election time

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    GOP where the crooks are criminals and the criminals are crooks.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      And they are still cleaner than the Democrats.