Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) spoke out about America’s “vile, hate-filled” politics, mostly blaming Trump, while Pelosi snaps at CNN question over coronavirus stimulus bill; plus, more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Romney denounces the current “vile” state of American politics, blames Trump
Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney came out of his self-imposed silence on Tuesday to issue a statement of condemnation of the behavior of both parties for the current state of American politics via a graphic posted on Twitter. While putting some blame on both sides, Romney’s criticism was largely denunciation of the words and actions President Donald Trump, NBC reported.
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement posted to Twitter via graphic. “But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation — let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”
“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate “a monster;” he repeatedly labels the speaker of the House “crazy;” he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a plot is discovered to kidnap her,” Romney continued.
Romney also called out the Democrats: “Democrats launch blistering attacks of their own – though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others. Pelosi tears up the president’s State of the Union speech on national television. Keith Olbermann calls the president a “terrorist.” Media on the left and right amplify all of it.”
“The rabid attacks kindle the conspiracy mongers and the haters who take the small and predictable step from intemperate word to dangerous action,” Romney added. “The world is watching America with abject horror; more consequentially, our children are watching. Many Americans are frightened for our country – so divided, so angry, so mean so violent.”
“It is time to lower the heat,” Romney concluded. “Leaders must tone it down. Leaders from the top and leaders of all stripes…”
Pelosi snaps at CNN host over coronavirus stimulus bill question over delay by Democrats
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) came unglued during an interview with CNN in which she was repeatedly asked why she would not get together with President Trump to make a deal for coronavirus stimulus bill, Daily Wire reports.
Pelosi accused CNN’s Wolf Blitzer of being a “Republican apologist.” Pelosi snapped at Blitzer, saying, “you really don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Blitzer brought up the fact that Pelosi wrote to House Democrats, saying “the president only wants his name on a check to go out before election day and for the market to go up.”
Blitzer then asked Pelosi, “Is that what this is all about? To not allow the president to take credit that there’s a deal that will help millions of Americans right now?”
“I don’t care about that,” Pelosi replied. “He’s not that important. But let me say this, with all due respect, you really don’t know what you are talking about.”
Blitzer pressed, “They [Americans] really need the money right now, and even members of your own caucus, Madame Speaker, wanted to accept this deal. 1.8 trillion dollars.” Blitzer then reminded her that Democrat Congressman Ro Khanna said, “People in need can’t wait until February. 1.8 trillion is significant & more than twice the Obama stimulus — make a deal & put the ball in the McConnell court.”
“So what do you say to Ro Khanna?” Blitzer asked.
“What I say to you is, I don’t know, you’re always an apologist,” Pelosi snapped back. “And many of your colleagues, apologists for the Republican position. Ro Khanna: that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do. And nobody’s waiting until February.”