Posted 54 days ago
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) isn’t exactly beloved within the Republican Party, having twice voted to convict former President Donald Trump after his impeachments.
But the 75-year-old lawmaker is a realist. After two dozen Trump-backed candidates pulled out victories on Republican primaries on Tuesday, Romney said the former president is poised for a 2024 re-run — which he could win.
“It’s hard to imagine anything that would derail his support,” Romney told Axios. “So if he wants to become the nominee in ’24, I think he’s very likely to achieve that.”
Romney also made a frank admission. “I don’t delude myself into thinking I have a big swath of the Republican Party,” he said. And he admitted that Trump’s power remains strong.
“He’s the leader of the party, that’s clear … If he decides to run, he will be the nominee,” Romney added.
The Utah senator has been persona non grata in the party since his votes against Trump, prompting him to take evasive action.
“Republican Sen. Mitt Romney reportedly likes to go incognito while in Palm Beach, Florida,” Business Insider wrote. “The Utah conservative has been wearing hats while dining out in the wealthy oceanside enclave, where he has a vacation home, in an effort to disguise himself, a family friend told the authors of the new book ‘This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future.'”
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