Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, of Utah, slammed President Donald Trump on Sunday over his flirtation with the idea of imposing martial law to rerun the 2020 presidential election, declaring that “it’s going nowhere” while calling Trump’s actions “really sad” and “embarrassing.”
“Well, it’s not going to happen. It’s going nowhere,” Romney told CNN anchor Jake Tapper during an interview on Sunday. “It’s really sad in a lot of respects and embarrassing because the president could, right now, be writing the last chapter of this administration with a victory lap with regards to the vaccine.”
Several media outlets, including The Daily Boulder, reported over the weekend that Trump held a chaotic and heated Oval Office meeting that left several advisers “spooked,” as the president reportedly considered Michael Flynn’s recent proposal that Trump should invoke martial law in order to allow the military to redo the election in several states he lost. Trump also suggested making Powell, whose “Kraken” election lawsuits have been laughed out of court, a special counsel investigating voter fraud.
Romney further criticized Trump for no focusing on the covid crisis instead of refusing to accept his election loss.
“He could be championing this story but instead he’s leaving Washington with conspiracy theories and things so nutty and loopy that people are shaking their heads, wondering what in the world has gotten into this man,” the Utah senator stated. “I think that is unfortunate because he has more accomplishments than this last chapter suggests he is going to be known for.”
"It's really sad in a lot of respects, and embarrassing" — Mitt Romney on Trump's ongoing, increasingly desperate attempts to overturn the election pic.twitter.com/oyNK1kM9nP
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 20, 2020