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Romney the Only GOP Senator Excluded From White House Task Force to Open the Economy

Mitt Romney (R-UT) is the only Republican senator excluded from a congressional task force created by the White House to formulate a plan to reopen the country.

The administration released a list of members in Congress who took part in a phone call with the President discussing supply chains, the Paycheck Protection Program and “ways to energize the economy.”

The Hill reports that the list “included nearly 70 senators, including all 52 of Romney’s GOP colleagues in the chamber.”

Romney, however, is on the outside looking in.

Romney Excluded

This would be more noteworthy if anyone was under the impression Romney still identifies as an actual member of the GOP.

In reality, he sits on the sidelines with his Democrat colleagues whose work in trying to dismantle the Trump presidency runs more in line with his own political motivations.

Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sander (Communist-VT), along with red-state Democrats Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Doug Jones (D-AL) were all left off the task force.

 

Romney’s Clouded Judgment

Had Romney been included on the task force, there’d be little surprise due to his successful business background. His acumen in creating jobs and improving business economic conditions can not be disputed.

His judgment, on the other hand, has been very clouded over the last few years. Why would the President want someone on a task force to jump-start the economy when:

  1. That person knows an improved economy will help the nation and by extension the President and
  2. That person has a history of trying to hurt the current administration.

It seems like a solid choice NOT to pick Romney.

 

Impeachment Slowed Coronavirus Response romney task force

Worth noting that many actual Republicans in Congress have admitted that the impeachment charade was a key factor in their inability to help the President take action on the coronavirus.

You know, the impeachment that Romney joined in on in voting to convict the President?

“It came up while we were tied down in the impeachment trial,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. “And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything every day was all about impeachment.”

While Democrats were entirely focused on impeachment, President Trump would issue travel restrictions with China, establish a Coronavirus Task Force, and declare coronavirus a public health emergency, among many other actions.

 

President Trump repeatedly mocked Romney last month when it became evident that he would have to self-quarantine during the coronavirus crisis due to possible exposure through Senator Rand Paul.

“Romney is in isolation?” Trump asked a reporter. “Gee, that’s too bad.”

Now he’s being isolated from the task force to open the American economy back up again. Romney’s actions are now limiting his ability to serve his constituents and make America great again.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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