Republican Senator Mitt Romney was rewarded the JFK ‘Profile in Courage’ Award this week for his role in voting to convict Donald Trump during his impeachment trial last year.
“Senator Romney‘s commitment to our Constitution makes him a worthy successor to the senators who inspired my father to write ‘Profiles in Courage,’” former Ambassador Caroline Kennedy said in a statement. “He reminds us that our Democracy depends on the courage, conscience and character of our elected officials.”
“Romney was the sole Republican senator to vote to impeach Trump last February on a charge of abusing his power over the former president’s effort to press Ukraine to investigate now-President Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. In doing so, Romney made history: He became the first U.S. senator to vote to convict a president of his own party on an impeachment charge,” reports The Hill.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 26, 2021
Read the full report here.
BREAKING: Mitt Romney Sides with White House, Says Trump Should Move Forward on Court Pick
Senator Mitt Romney publicly backed the Trump administration’s decision to move forward with a new nominee for the Supreme Court Tuesday; saying the move is supported by historical precedent and the US Constitution. His decision means Mitch McConnell likely has enough votes to secure the nomination.
My statement regarding the current Supreme Court vacancy: pic.twitter.com/6YO0dPWWXc
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 22, 2020
“I recognize that we may have a Court which has more of a conservative bent than it has had over the last few decades, but my liberal friends have over many decades gotten used to the idea of having a liberal court and that’s not written in the stars,” Romney told reporters.
Mitt Romney: "I recognize that we may have a Court which has more of a conservative bent than it has had over the last few decades, but my liberal friends have over many decades gotten used to the idea of having a liberal court and that's not written in the stars." pic.twitter.com/0lXXcAGrjQ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 22, 2020
Watch Romney’s comments above.
EXCLUSIVE POLL: Romney Under Pressure, Utah Voters Want Fast Acquittal, No More Witnesses
Our friend, and frequent guest, pollster Matt Towery has taken the time to put together this poll on Utah Senator Mitt Romney. Towery’s results show us exactly how the Senator’s constituents feel about his position during this impeachment trial. Look here at Towery’s findings and the reaction of Utah voters:
Majority of Utah Republican Voters Oppose New Witnesses in Impeachment Trial; Less Likely to Support Romney for Re-election if Romney votes for Witnesses
A Towery Survey of 400 registered voters who voted in recent Utah Republican primaries shows Utah Republicans wanting President Donald Trump to be acquitted and indicates potential major tension between Sen. Mitt Romney and Utah Republicans should Romney decide to vote to call more witnesses in the impeachment trial.
The poll is exclusive to The Sean Hannity Show. It is weighted for age, race, and gender.
When respondents were asked how they would like to see their two U.S. Senators vote in the trial, the results were:
Vote to acquit President Trump: 68%
Vote to convict President Trump: 26%
When asked if they support or oppose the calling of additional witnesses in the Senate trial, the results were:
Oppose additional witnesses: 64%
Support additional witnesses: 27%
When asked if they would be more or less likely to support Sen. Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination in a bid for re-election to the Senate if he voted to include new witnesses in the Senate trial the results were:
Less likely to support Romney: 60%
More likely to support Romney: 26%
It would have no impact on their vote: 10%
By a 47%-to-31% level, Utah Republicans stated that if Romney voted to include additional witnesses, Trump should endorse another Republican in Romney’s re-election bid.
The telephone survey was conducted Jan 27-28 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 5%.
For those of you wondering about Towery’s track record, remember that he accurately predicted a Trump victory for major Fox Affiliates across the country. See his appearance on a Tampa, FL Fox affiliate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_LshGxI0Ro&feature=youtu.be2016 )
This appearance was just days before the 2016 election. Over the years Towery has polled for news organizations ranging from broadcast affiliates as well as online news organizations such as Politico and Newsmax. As a nationally syndicated columnist he predicted the rise of Donald Trump in December of 2014. That prediction can be seen here:
Fortunately for us, Towery came out of retirement to provide polls and polling analysis for The Sean Hannity Show.
Towery had this to say about his Utah survey’s findings:
“It is pretty clear that well over a majority of Republicans in Utah want the impeachment trial over and the president acquitted. More importantly, they don’t want more witnesses to be included in the trial.
As for Mitt Romney, it is very clear that Republicans in his state do not want him voting to allow for more witnesses in the impeachment trial. Nearly 60% said they would be less likely to support him in his next primary and nearly 50% said President Trump should not endorse him in his next election if Romney chooses to vote for more witnesses in the trial.
There is a solid 26% or so who oppose Trump and stick with Romney no matter what the issue might be and that is to be expected in Utah. But what is shocking is the vast numbers who support Trump but would consider rejecting Romney if Romney pushes more witnesses.”