Mitt Romney speaks out against Hunter Biden investigation – ‘A waste of time’ – Trump calls it a ‘pathetic joke’
Senator Mitt Romney voices his opposition to Republican investigations into Hunter Biden, describing the cases as a “waste of time.”
Romney (R-UT) ran to his fellow fake conservatives at The Bulwark to make his position known.
The outlet, which describes the young Biden, currently identified by federal agents as having enough evidence to charge him with multiple crimes, as little more than a “political bogeyman,” notes that Romney is the only GOP lawmaker to break with his party on the issue.
“I think it’s really hard to know what the politics of an action plan might be these days, to know where our party is, what our base wants, what independent voters want,” Romney said.
“But I think you have to do what you think is right and I think the American people want us to tackle some of the big challenges that we have – immigration, inflation, etc. – and the other things that divert from those priorities, I think are a waste of time.”
The only break with Republicans once again came from Mitt Romney, who told The Bulwark that these kinds of political investigations, particularly of Hunter Biden, are a poor use of already stretched congressional resources. ICYMI @JoePerticone: https://t.co/odWTUWE7Pp
— The Rampart (@BulwarkOnline) December 11, 2022
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Romney: Hunter Biden investigates a waste of time, January 6 committee not so much
While it’s no surprise that Mitt Romney is breaking with Republicans and coming to the defense of a struggling Democratic president and his scandal-ridden son, his reasoning is a bit shocking.
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A waste of time”?
This is the same man who voted to create the Jan. 6 committee to investigate the Capitol riot. Was there a more colossal waste of taxpayers’ money than this investigation, Mitt?
Least surprising headline of the day: Romney, first GOP senator to say he would vote for Jan. 6 commission bill https://t.co/ywNykvatby
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 25, 2021
Romney, of course, also defended Nancy Pelosi after launching former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, which even Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY) called “unconstitutional.”
“She is capable of doing what she thinks is right. It’s up to her,” Romney said defending Pelosi at the time. “At this point, the process is to continue gathering information, but clearly what we have seen in the transcript itself is deeply disturbing.”
Like the January 6 committee, the first impeachment trial was also a “waste of time.”
Romney then voted to convict Trump of inciting insurgency in the second impeachment trial.
LATE BREAKING: Mitt Romney CALLS FOR END to Hunter Biden investigations…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) December 11, 2022
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Expressed concern about going after Hunter before
Romney has apparently shielded Hunter Biden from being drawn into investigative avenues before.
In March 2020, the Washington Post reported that Romney was set to join Democrats in voting to crush a subpoena tied to Hunter Biden’s work with Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
Although he relented later, his reasoning sounded awfully familiar.
“I would prefer the investigations to be carried out by an independent and apolitical body,” he said. “There is no doubt that the appearance is not good.”
Romney went on to tell reporters that the investigation “seems political.”
“I think people are tired of these kinds of political inquiries.”
Romney told me today that he is still weighing whether to vote for a subpoena in the Burisma investigation. (He could kill the effort if he votes “no” on Wednesday.) “There’s no doubt that the appearance of investigating Burisma and Hunter Biden seems political,” he said. pic.twitter.com/YfeKYGM9v6
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 5, 2020
Romney did later join the republicans by voting in favor of the subpoena.
In a weekend comment on a separate issue, Trump describes Romney as a “pathetic joke”.
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