Recently, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) offered some very outspoken criticism of President Donald Trump’s stance on Syria. And he didn’t stop there.
After Romney said that he leaned more toward convicting Trump than acquiting him if an impeachment trial were to be held, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is ready to say goodbye to Romney and assign him political irrelevance forever, Fox News reports.
The Liberation of Romney
The media is latching onto every word Romney says against Trump. An article in The Atlantic painted a picture of a man who has been “liberated” from his party and his president, with liberals lapping it right up.
However, Gingrich delivered a scathing rebuke to Romney, saying, “The truth is I don’t pay attention to Mitt Romney. I don’t think Mitt Romney matters in the long run of American political history.”
Gingrich added: ‘”He certainly does not matter in a Donald Trump Republican Party. I think he is a fossilized element of a party that is disappearing.”
No Longer Relevant
After The Atlantic’s piece went to print, Gingrich made his feelings clear.
“I don’t think Mitt’s been in jail so I don’t know what he’s being liberated from,” he said. “In the end, I have a hunch that Romney will be careful about all this, and I’d be a little surprised if he didn’t in the end vote against conviction if, in fact, it does come to the Senate.”
Let’s remember, Romney has an ax to grind with Trump. After making blistering comments about Trump during the 2016 election, Romney came back with his tail between his legs to try to get the secretary of State nomination, but he was denied.
Ever since that happened, Romney has been on a mission to take Trump down — even if it means being disloyal to his party, his constituents, and his president. There are already rumors surfacing that Utah voters are not happy with Romney’s path, and there are already movements in place to have him removed from office.
Clean It Up
Gingrich also offered a little advice to the Trump administration and put some of the blame for the turmoil on missteps within the administration itself.
The former speaker stated: “Last week for the first time in the 100-year history of the Packers, Aaron Rogers had a perfect game. There’s a lot to learn from not throwing interceptions and not fumbling. And, I think the White House could slow down a little bit and give us a couple weeks of error-free ball.”
That is a rather astute observation on Gingrich’s part, as the administration, including Trump, seem to shoot themselves in the foot in front of the media on the regular. If the administration can somehow play clean for a few weeks, it could flip this entire narrative and deal a crushing blow to Democrats and their impeachment efforts.