Mitt Romney joins Democrats yet again, signals support for partisan January 6 commission

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is joining the Democrats once again by supporting a House bill that would establish a commission to further investigate the events at the Capitol on Jan. 6, The Hill reported.

The Utah senator confirmed Monday that he would throw his support behind the commission, giving Democrats one of ten votes that they will need. “I would support the bill,” the senator told reporters when asked how he would respond to the bill being brought forth for debate on the Senate floor.

Romney’s disgraceful conduct comes as no surprise to Republicans who have had to witness his embarrassing attempts to curry the favor of the left.

If Democrats fail to garner the support of 10 Republican senators, the filibuster would likely doom the left’s dream of a commission to investigate the riot at the Capitol.

Romney must go

The senator and former Massachusetts governor chose to make himself an enemy of former President Trump in an effort to make himself relevant. Ever since Romney’s embarrassing defeat in the 2012 presidential election, he has been looking for a way to reinsert himself into the national conversation.

Trump gave Romney a straightforward path to relevancy, but he has found that he needs to raise the bar with Trump gone. He has been a consistent enabler of the Democratic Party, and without him, many of their political games would have failed.

Romney is a Republican-In-Name-Only, and this latest stunt is only adding to the desire of Republicans to see him thrown out. Of course, Romney isn’t the only Republican who is too weak to stand up to Democrats.

He has been joined by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in signaling support for the bill.

Romney is the most recognizable of those three and should be the top priority for replacement. The Democratic Party stands united, and the Republican Party will need to do the same if it hopes to succeed.

Time to clean house

Romney isn’t up for reelection until 2024 and may be difficult to remove as he is popular in Utah. The news is even worse when it comes to dealing with Sen. Collins, who will serve until 2027.

The Republican Party is stuck with them for the time being, but that doesn’t mean the groundwork can’t be laid to find someone better. Utah Republicans especially have a lot of work ahead of them to convince Utah’s citizens that Romney is not the right man for the job.

Until the Republican Party can deal with the elements of controlled opposition in their ranks, they will remain ineffective. Democrats have enforced unity in their ranks, and it is time for Republicans to model them.

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