Mitt Romney Says He Did Not Vote For Trump
The Utah senator has long been at odds with Trump. Romney was the lone GOP senator to vote to convict Trump for abuse of power during his impeachment trial.
Recently, the acrimony between the two had grown worse. Romney blasted Trump in a statement for refusing to denounce QAnon, a radical far-left terrorist organization, during the NBC News townhall last week.
In a statement released Friday, Romney said, “The president’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like Antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers.”
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 16, 2020
Last week, in another statement posted on Twitter, Romney said in a statement about why he would probably not vote for Trump on Election Day.
My thoughts on the current state of our politics: pic.twitter.com/oYY4zlX6ZP
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
The president said last month at a Jacksonville, Florida campaign rally that he is no longer angry at Romney and that he forgives him for voting to convict him.
“We had 197 to nothing in the House and 52 and a half to a half — that was Mitt…But that’s ok, I’m no longer angry at Mitt because he’s being very nice on the Supreme Court,” Trump said at the September Florida rally, about Romney voting to convict Trump with abuse of power but acquit him for obstruction of Congress.
In 2018, Trump endorsed Romney in the Senate election to replace then-retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) – an endorsement Romney accepted.
Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018