Mitt Romney did his best to sabotage Republicans.
Mitt Romney was in shambles after this massive defeat.
As Conservative Revival reports:
Utah Republican Sen. Mike Lee on his fellow home state senator, Mitt Romney, to endorse his re-election campaign, asking him to “please get on board” but Romney refused to endorse him, breathing life into the campaign of Never Trumper and Utah independent Senate candidate Evan McMullin.
McMullin was an undercover CIA operative prior to his entrance into politics.
Before the election on the Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson asked if a direct conversation with Romney could solve the problem.
“Well, I’ve asked him,” Lee responded. “I’m asking him right here, again, tonight, right now. Mitt, if you’d like to protect the Republican majority, give us any chance of seizing the Republican majority, once again, getting it away from the Democrats, who are facilitating this massive spending spree in a massive inflationary binge, please get on board.”
Romney told Politico during a summer interview that he wasn’t going to take sides.
“I’ve worked with Mike a lot and appreciate the work we do together. But both are good friends, and I’m going to stay out,” he said at the time.
Carlson later noted Lee, “You may not be aware of it, but I believe it’s true that members of Mitt Romney’s immediate nuclear family are actively helping McMullin against you.”
Even after the election, which Lee won almost 15%, Romney only offered a brief and generic congratulatory text, according to a source familiar Breitbart reported.
Romney only publically congratulated Lee and the other Utah Republicans that won re-e
lection on Wednesday morning
“Congratulations to @SenMikeLee, @RepJohnCurtis,@RepBurgessOwens,@RepBlakeMoore, and @RepChrisStewart on their election victories! I look forward to continuing our efforts to advance Utah priorities,” Romney wrote.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) wrote in response to Romney’s congratulatory tweet, “Congratulations on your commitment to raise about $10 million to pay back everyone who had to come in and make sure we got @SenMikeLee & not @EvanMcMullin. #StandUpForAmerica.”
Conn Carroll writing for the Washington Examiner pointed out that McMullin’s promise has said he would not caucus with either party would have made him useless or a liar if elected.
“While this pledge may sound nice to the Utah Democrats McMullin doesn’t want to offend by claiming he’d caucus with Republicans, and maybe also the Utah Republicans who would be offended if he’d caucus with the Democrats, McMullin’s pledge is either an outright lie or a promise to be completely powerless when he tries to represent Utah in Washington,” Conn Carroll wrote at the Washington Examiner.