Of course Joe Biden wants the Republicans to emulate Mitt Romney. That would mean the Republican Party would never win a national election. Ever. Mitt Romney is perhaps the most pathetic human being in America. How did this man accumulate such wealth?
Pretty simple. While Republicans are a threat to Democratic power, media and other Democrats lie viciously about them. When GOP are not a threat to their power or help enable their power, they praise them. https://t.co/l5Kt0YgHIc
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 8, 2021
Biden told a primarily black audience in 2012 that Romney would put them “back in chains.” I wonder if he’ll ever apologize for that disgusting smear, given his current view of the man. https://t.co/K0uuqwl4zn
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 8, 2021
By The Salt Lake Tribune, January 10, 2020
In more aftermath of violence at the U.S. Capitol this week, President-elect Joe Biden suggested Friday that Republicans emulate the courage of Sen. Mitt Romney as they rework their party after Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Utah’s other senator, Mike Lee, was working to stop Trump aides from resigning en masse.
Biden at a news conference hailed those Republicans who have stood up to Trump, including Romney by name, and hoped aloud that more will follow their example.
“I spoke to Mitt this morning again. This is a man of enormous integrity, enormous integrity, who lives his faith,” Biden said. “And I ran against him” with Barack Obama in 2012, when Romney was the GOP presidential nominee.
Biden praised how Romney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stood up to Trump and his supporters who tried to overturn the election by challenging electoral vote results.
Speaking about McConnell, Biden said, “I thought what he said on the floor of the U.S. Senate was in fact the right thing to do. He stood up.”
Biden said he has talked to many other Republicans who are ashamed of Trump’s actions
“There are others who should be ashamed of themselves. But they make up a minority of the Republican Party. This isn’t about Republican-Democrat anymore. This is about people who understand what this country is about, and the things we have to agree on and move together on.”
Biden added that he hopes Republicans will reshape their party after Trump leaves, and emulate the examples of such people as Romney and McConnell.
“They understand that we need a Republican Party, we need an opposition that is principled and strong. I think you’re going to see them going through [a discussion of] what constitutes the Republican Party.”
Meanwhile, Sen. Lee is quietly trying to help head off mass resignations of Trump administration officials who are upset at the president’s egging on of protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Lee’s office confirmed Friday that he called national security adviser Robert O’Brien and White House counsel Pat Cipollone and urged them to stay on the job through Jan. 20 to help with the presidential transition and to keep the Trump White House on track in its final days.
“Now more than ever the American people need strong and honorable people in the White House these final two weeks of President Trump’s term,” said Conn Carroll, spokesperson for Lee. “No one is properly served if the president is deprived of good counsel from these key positions.”
As first reported by The Washington Post, Lee and three other unnamed conservative senators have coordinated efforts to urge key officials to remain amid reports that many are considering resignation to protest Trump’s actions.
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