Mitt Romney admits that Trump will most likely be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024 if he runs and calls him “leader of the party” – although he admits he won’t vote for him.
- Romney said, “It’s hard to imagine anything that would derail his support.”
- So if he wants to be the nominee on ’24, I think he’s very likely to make it happen’
- “He’s the leader of the party, that’s clear… If he decides to run, he’ll be the nominee,” said Missouri Senator Josh Hawley.
- The comments come after J.D. Vance, who is backed by Trump, won the Ohio Republican primary
Senator Mitt Romney expects Trump to be the Republican nominee in 2024 if he runs.
The Utah Republican – who voted twice to impeach former President Donald Trump – made the statement after Trump-backed candidate J.D. Vance won the Ohio Republican Senate primary.
He will succeed Sen. Rob Portman, a more traditional Republican who nonetheless immediately lent his support to Vance after his victory on Tuesday.
“I don’t fool myself into thinking I have a large segment of the Republican Party,” said Romney, who was the party’s presidential nominee in 2012 and lost to President Barack Obama.
“It is difficult to imagine anything that would impede his support,” he said in remarks quoted by him. Axios. “If he wants to be the nominee in ’24, I think he’s very likely to make it,” Romney said.
“He’s the leader of the party, that’s clear… If he decides to run, he’ll be the nominee,” Romney said.
Utah Sen. Mitt Romney is one of the few Senate Republicans who was willing to take on former President Donald Trump. Trump called the “leader of the party” and said, “If he decides to run, he will be the candidate.”
Rumi’s comments hardly stray from the mainstream when it comes to political observers.
An ABC News/Washington Post poll this week found that 60 percent of GOP-leaning Republicans and independents think Republican leaders should follow Trump, with only 34 percent saying they should lead the party in a different direction. It comes in a file reconnaissance A majority of 52 percent said Trump should be charged with crimes during January 6.
There have been other demonstrations of Trump’s power through his influence in the primaries and the way other prominent Republicans humiliate him.
Trump through his support for Vance in the three primary elections, and his son Donald Trump Jr. campaigned with Vance. Trump-aligned tech investor Peter Thiel has poured millions into the race.
Trump uses his influence in the primaries and tries to eliminate opponents within the Republican Party
Romney’s comments come a day after Trump-backed J.D. Vance won the Ohio Republican Senate primary
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) said of Trump: “If he decides to run, he will be the nominee.
Deputy House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) can be heard on tape two days after Jan. 6 talking about using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. McCarthy said it takes a long time
Vance has repeatedly praised Trump after his convictions in the past, and launched his attacks on government officials he called “corrupt”.
Immediately after his victory, Portman, who supported his rival Jane Timkin, said he supported Vance’s re-election.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-M.) agreed to take Romney, who was pictured raising his fist in front of protesters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6.
He said, “He’s the leader of the party, that’s clear… If he decides to run, he’ll be the candidate.” Politico mentioned. Hawley considers himself a possible presidential candidate.
Romney said last year that he would not vote for Trump if he were the Republican nominee.
But the Senate minority leader said in February he would support Trump “absolutely” if he were the nominee.
This came despite McConnell accusing Trump of “disgraceful dereliction of duty” on January 6.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden called MAGA “the most extreme political organization in American history,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden will continue to file lawsuits against it across the country in the coming weeks.