(NewsReady.com) – Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) was once one of the most prominent voices in the Republican Party. He was so popular among the base, he won the 2012 GOP nomination for president. Even though he lost to former President Barack Obama in the general election, he remained an important figure in the party — until Donald Trump came along. The man who once led the party now has no idea what his place is in it.
On April 7, Romney became one of three Republicans to vote to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. The GOP remained almost completely united against her confirmation, much like they were against former President Trump’s two impeachments that Romney also broke with the party over. The Hill asked the one-term senator if he plans to run for office again in 2024, but he remains uncertain.
“I’m going to cross that bridge down the road,” Romney responded. He went on to say he hasn’t thought about it.
Richard Davis, a political science professor emeritus at Brigham Young University, told The Hill he thinks Romney might have a hard time running as a Republican if he chooses to throw his hat in the ring again.
"He will have a tough race with the Republican nomination process,” said Richard Davis, professor emeritus of political science at Brigham Young University.
Davis said Romney could run as an independent or centrist candidate for the United Utah Party.https://t.co/1d87ovk0eQ
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) April 12, 2022
Even if Romney does run for the Senate again, there’s a very good chance Trump is going to loudly oppose his decision. That could be all that’s needed to kill the senator’s GOP career.
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