Conservatives are tired of Mitt Romney.
He is one of the Republicans who sabotages the right again and again. Everyone knows what an unreliable Republican he was during the Trump presidency and in the years since he has been worse in some ways.
Now there is a possiblity that he could get a primary challenger. Is anyone surprised by this?
Mitt Romney Could Soon Be Getting a Primary Challenger
It’s been a busy week for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). As Landon covered on Tuesday, the senator was the lone Republican to vote that night against a resolution that removes mask mandates for public transportation. He also spoke at a fundraiser in support of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Now, the news of the day is that Romney may be facing a primary challenger. He’s up for re-election in 2024.
A Tuesday report from POLITICO indicates that that potential challenger, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, will announce his plans in May. Reyes is not only a supporter of former President Donald Trump, he backed his efforts to challenge the 2020 election.
Comments from “a person who is familiar with Reyes’ plans,” told POLITICO Reyes may run regardless of what Romney, who is 75-years old, decides for 2024.
Here’s more from the Politico report:
Reyes, who has been elected statewide three times, in recent weeks has discussed the matter with key players in Utah politics and with allies of the former president, according to a person who is familiar with Reyes’ plans. Reyes will make a final decision and likely announce his intentions in May.
“Sean is very seriously considering running, regardless if Mitt runs or not,” the person said. “He’s confident that regardless of what Sen. Romney wants to do, he’s going to pursue this.”…
“I guarantee Trump will come up with somebody,” said Carson Jorgensen, chair of the Utah Republican Party. “There’s enough vitriol there that no matter if Trump is running for president, he will run a candidate against Romney.”
A Trump loyalist who served as Utah co-chair for Trump’s reelection campaign, Reyes had one-on-one meetings with the former president in September and December 2020, said the person familiar with Reyes’ plans, and each time Trump encouraged him to run against Romney.
Republicans can only take being stabbed in the back politically so many times.
Romney deserves this.