'Weak and spineless' Mitt Romney hit with Twitter firestorm over support for GOP Supreme Court vote
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) met the wrath of Twitter after confirming his intent to support Republicans' move to abruptly fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's newly-vacated Supreme Court seat.
After days of speculation, Romney took to Twitter with a statement about his stance on the Supreme Court vacancy. The Utah senator appeared to justify his decision to consider Trump's nominee as he referred to Trump's presidential power according to the Constitution.
He tweeted, "The Constitution gives the President the power to nominate and the Senate the authority to provide advice and consent on Supreme Court nominees. Accordingly, I intend to follow the Constitution and precedent in considering the President’s nominee. If the nominee reaches the Senate floor, I intend to vote based upon their qualifications."
My statement regarding the current Supreme Court vacancy: https://t.co/6YO0dPWWXc— Senator Mitt Romney (@Senator Mitt Romney) 1600782711.0
Shortly, after Romney announced that he would be taking President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee into consideration, Twitter users fired back with a firestorm of tweets mocking and criticizing his decision. Others have highlighted the hypocrisy in Romney's current stance compared to his position on previous issues.
For some Twitter users, Romney's decision came as a surprise considering his lone stance on a number of other important issues. During Trump's impeachment trial, Romney was the only Senate Republican who sided with Democratic lawmakers on the president being guilty of abusing power.
Mitt Romney pondering standing up to Trump destroying the country, or getting another anti-abortion Justice https://t.co/4e6WNObRV3— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1600785497.0
As protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, Romney not only expressed support of police reform but also marched with protesters in Washington, D.C. Romney was also reminded of that.
Mitt Romney is voting to destroy voting rights in this country but remember when he marched?— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1600784511.0
Mitt Romney marched with Black Lives Matter and then sold them out. This is who he really is.— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko) 1600788474.0
Romney was also criticized for supporting a president who he previously believed committed impeachable actions.
Mitt Romney thinks that President Trump is guilty of offenses so grievous as to merit removal from office, but he a… https://t.co/8ztGEf3dZg— Robert Maguire (@Robert Maguire) 1600784153.0
Mitt Romney's position is that Donald Trump is a corrupt President guilty of high crimes worthy of removal AND he s… https://t.co/rd0kNIorzF— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer) 1600789684.0
Cracks me up how so much of NeverTrump world holds up Mitt Romney as the ideal Republican. The kind of Republican w… https://t.co/BkcM2fF1JW— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1600784997.0
Mitt Romney just threw away any integrity he gained from his impeachment vote.— Trish Zornio (@Trish Zornio) 1600785436.0
One last time I tell you: 1 @senatemajldr WILL get a 3rd Supreme Court Judge for Trump. 2 Mitt Romney has ALWAYS… https://t.co/5jKUx4RzUX— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow) 1600787972.0
Romney's decision comes just days after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sparked outrage with his announcement to replace Ginsburg just hours after her death. Although it typically takes an average of approximately 71 days to confirm a new judge, Senate Republicans are hoping to push the confirmation of a Conservative judge with less than 45 days until the upcoming November election.
Trump is expected to announce his Supreme Court nominee by Friday or Saturday of this week.
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