Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has not decided whether or not he will seek reelection in 2024 but is confident he would win.
“I’ve faced long odds: Getting the nomination in 2012 was a long shot, becoming a Republican governor in one of the most liberal states in America, Massachusetts. … So I’m convinced that if I run, I win. But that’s a decision I’ll make,” he told Politico.
Romney served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 before he later lost the 2012 presidential election to Democrat Barack Obama.
The Utah representative emerged victorious in a 2018 U.S. Senate election after he secured the endorsement of then-President Donald Trump. He later infamously voted to convict Trump after he was impeached in 2019, only to do the same once more after the former president’s second impeachment in 2021.
Romney teamed up with six other GOP Senators and Democrats in his second conviction vote, justifying his actions against the former president by essentially alleging he committed treason against his own country.
“What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the president of the United States,” the Utah Senator falsely claimed shortly after protestors stormed the U.S. capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) notably endorsed Romney in a hypothetical re-election bid, stating, “People respect his intelligence, his assessment of the era we find ourselves in. And I think his running for reelection would be very important. It’s important for the Republican Party and the country that he runs again.”
.@LeaderMcConnell on @MittRomney: “People respect his intelligence, his assessment of the era we find ourselves in..his running 4 reelection wud be very important. It’s important for the GOP & the country that he runs again.” https://t.co/ov5kWEiGZW
— Antonia Ferrier (@ahrferrier) December 22, 2022
Romney was among the 12 Republican senators who joined forces with Democrats to pass a new pro-gay marriage federal law, a move that has drawn criticism from numerous right-wing influencers and commentators.
Among them was conservative rap artist Bryson Gray, who expressed his disapproval of the bill and its supporters.
“Vote them out. This is why I will never support a RINO or a liberal holding a seat in the senate. Example is Dr.Oz,” he posted online.
“Our country and our society is at stake. I’m a CONSERVATIVE, and I am a CHRISTIAN FIRST. VOTE THEM OUT.”
12 republicans in the senate joined democrats for the “respect for marriage” act.
Roy Blunt (Missouri)
Richard Burr (NC)
Shelley Capito (WV)
Susan Collins (Maine)
Joni Ernst (Iowa)
Cynthia Lummis (Wyoming)
Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Rob Portman (Ohio)
Mitt Romney (Utah)
— CCG BRYSON (@RealBrysonGray) November 17, 2022