Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Wednesday, June 10, reiterated his belief that the GOP will maintain control of the Senate and President Donald Trump will win re-election in November.
“I’m confident that we will keep the majority in the Senate. I actually have long predicted the president will be re-elected. I continue to think that’s the case,” Romney told reporters following a Senate GOP luncheon.
Romney has been one of the president’s most vocal Republican critics on Capitol Hill and has regularly feuded with the president. The Utah senator voted to convict President Trump on one of two articles of impeachment—abuse of power, in the Senate earlier this year. Romney acknowledged that he would face serious political consequences after his impeachment trial decision.
“Yeah, it’s going to get very lonely,” he told Fox News’s Chris Wallace. “And again, the consequences are significant. … They’re enough that it made this a very difficult process for me. There has not been a morning since this process began that I’ve slept beyond 4:00 a.m.”
After the impeachment vote, President Trump tweeted out a video that accused Romney of being a “Democrat secret asset.”
During the fight to mitigate the spread of the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic in the United States, Romney criticized the Trump administration’s effort to facilitate widespread testing at the start of the outbreak, accusing the White House’s testing czar of playing politics.
Most recently, President Trump mocked Romney for marching with Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington.
“Tremendous sincerity, what a guy,” the president tweeted Monday morning. “Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would ‘tank’ so badly in Utah!”
Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah! https://t.co/KqHsHmSRKo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
Romney on Monday declined to say who he will back for president in 2020 election, saying, “I’m not going to be describing who I’ll be voting for, I don’t imagine. My plan is to stay quiet on that.”
The Utah senator made his first prediction in October 2019 that President Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee and likely win re-election.