Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, of Utah, borrowed one of Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his GOP critics to slam the former president for calling for the “termination” of the U.S. Constitution over the weekend.
Asked to comment on the ex-president’s controversial remarks about terminating the constitution so he can be reinstated, Romeny replied:
“Well, the Republican Party is the Constitution party,” Romney told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday. “So when he calls to suspend the Constitution, he goes from being MAGA to being RINO.”
Trump, who is notorious for calling his Republican critics with the monicker “RINO,” which stands for “Republican In Name Only,” demanded a redo of the 2020 presidential election on Saturday because of newly released Twitter messages between the social media platform’s leaders in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election.
The messages discuss content moderation decisions, including the company’s decision to block the release of nude photos of then-candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump wrote on his social media platform Truth Social.
Trump over the years has used the term “RINO” as a put-down against people like Romney, the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others in the GOP who dared to speak out against him.
Now, Romney is using the insult to slap the former president with it.
NEW: Sen. Mitt Romney calls the GOP the “party of the constitution” and says when Trump calls for “terminating” parts of it he goes “from being MAGA to being a RINO”. pic.twitter.com/H9qSfwU9Xu
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) December 5, 2022