Former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and contender for the GOP presidential nomination, Vivek Ramaswamy, recently responded to Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) over comments the Utah lawmaker made, where he said he’d rather vote for “anybody” except Trump or Ramaswamy.
Trump and Ramaswamy blasted Romney for his comments, suggesting that the Utah congressman is irrelevant, as reported by The Post Millennial.
“Turns out he’s opposed to America-First itself, not just one man,” Ramaswamy told Fox News. “Newsflash, Mitt: I didn’t vote for you either and I still call on your niece Ronna [McDaniel] to resign.”
A Trump campaign spokesperson later echoed Ramaswamy’s remarks, saying, “Voters aren’t going to take advice from a loser and quitter like Mittens.”
Romney showed his true colors during a recent interview with CBS News. The Utah lawmaker was asked which GOP presidential contender he liked, to which he responded, “anybody,” except for Trump and Ramaswamy.
Romney suggested that he’d be “happy to vote for a number of the Democrats too,” who he said would “be an upgrade from, in my opinion, from Donald Trump and perhaps also from Joe Biden.” He later clarified that he thinks highly of President Joe Biden, calling him “a very charming, engaging person.”
“In some places, I agree with him, but in most places, I disagree with him,” Romney said of Biden. “I think he has made all sorts of mistakes.”
Mitt Romney says he will vote for Democrats over Vivek or Trump pic.twitter.com/5EtDg6KhHX
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) November 26, 2023
For years, Romney has established himself as a fierce Never Trumper. The Utah lawmaker voted to impeach Trump twice based on unsubstantiated claims spread by the left.
Romney announced he would be stepping down from politics in September 2023.
“I have spent my last 25 years in public service of one kind or another. At the end of another term, I’d be in my mid-eighties. Frankly, it’s time for a new generation of leaders. They’re the ones that need to make the decisions that will shape the world they will be living in,” the Utah lawmaker said.
On Truth Social, Trump celebrated Romney’s retirement announcement, calling it “fantastic news for America, the great state of Utah, and for the Republican Party.”