President Donald Trump hasn’t been high on Mitt Romney’s list of favored politicians for some time, but the latest tiff between the two has been taken to new heights.
Over the course of the last few days, a wild new spectacle has befallen the White House, as an anonymous whistleblower has claimed that the President has made undue “promises” to foreign leaders during phone calls. The controversy was driven into the stratosphere by the Director of National Intelligence’s decision to withhold the complaint from Congress – an unprecedented maneuver in American politics.
Now, as the mystery surrounding these phone calls deepens, democrats, (and even some republicans), are taking aim at President Trump.
Mitt Romney even took to demanding that the White House release the whistleblower complaint to Congress.
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told NBC News’ Geoff Bennett on Monday that the Trump administration should make the whistleblower complaint that reportedly involves the president and Ukraine available to Congress, adding that it would be “very helpful to get [to] the bottom of the facts.”
Romney continues to be the only Republican senator to condemn allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden, tweeting on Sunday that the reports are “troubling in the extreme.” Romney told NBC that it would be “up to the House to decide how to proceed” if the administration fails to release the whistleblower complaint.
Romney’s not-so-subtle hint at impeachment seems to fall in line with the latest democratic lurch toward impeachment of Trump, but without admitting that outright.
President Trump has suggested that, even if he had exerted influence over any foreign officials in such a way that it wouldn’t be grounds for political action against him.