WATCH: Trump wishes Mitt Romney was more of a team player
Sen. Mitt Romney isn’t letting his feud with President Trump die. It’s clear he’s committed to being as difficult as possible.
According to that sourcelink, Romney rejected judicial nominee (Michael Truncale) who spoke against former President Obama.
Romney cast the lone GOP “no” vote against Michael Truncale, who was confirmed 49-46 on Tuesday morning to the Eastern District of Texas. Truncale called Obama an “un-American imposter” in June 2011, and explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was “merely expressing frustration by what I perceived as a lack of overt patriotism on behalf of President Obama.”
However, the explanation wasn’t good enough for Romney.
“He made particularly disparaging comments about President Obama. And as the Republican nominee for president, I just couldn’t subscribe to that in a federal judge,” Romney explained. “This was not a matter of qualifications or politics. This was something specifically to that issue as a former nominee of our party.”
Despite that, Truncale was confirmed 49-46.
Keep in mind that Romney’s the same guy who said he was “sickened” by results of the Mueller report, despite the no collusion conclusion.
“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Romney said at the time.
“I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement; and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine,” he added.