Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah was blasted online on Tuesday after he suggested that he would back Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju that he generally supports rules set by McConnell even though it could force the portions of the trial to air after midnight or mean that no witnesses are called.
Twitter users erupted by slamming Romney for being a “coward” and not having a “spine.” Read some of the tweets below.
@SenatorRomney very sad, pathetic you are, why are you not outraged about this? Why are you Mr Romney not outrage at the everyday assaults against our Constitution, the Rule of Law, basic decency and good government?
— Kathy Malek Palermo (@kjmpalermo) January 21, 2020
It would take the healing hands of Jesus to install a spine in Mitt Romney.
— RBoyd3401 (@boyd3401) January 21, 2020
@MittRomney What a disgrace you are!! You know who Trump is and the danger he posed to our democracy, yet you do nothing!! Get a spine man!!!
— Betelgeuse (@Betelge77479479) January 21, 2020
— Colin (@PanthersFanInCO) January 21, 2020
Mitt Romney shows no courage. He could actually help save our country but chooses to align with criminals. I hope he never runs for president. NO COURAGE and patriotism only when it’s convenient for him.
— Chanel’s Ghost (@GhostingChanel) January 21, 2020
I don’t think anybody was counting on Romney to suddenly manifest a spine.
— jaguarimpressive (@mikefrontrange) January 21, 2020
You’re the only senators who believe in free democracy even going if it means voting against your party.
You are a liar pretending that you care. You’re not, your the worst of all @SenSusanCollins
SHAME ON YOU!! 🤥
— Sharolyn Swircenski (@swircenski) January 21, 2020
Mitt Romney will not save us. He’s shown himself to be a huge coward.
— A Little Royal (@alittlebitroyal) January 21, 2020
Not gonna hold my breath waiting for Mitt or any other member of the GOP to do the right thing and put country over party, but by all means, please feel free to surprise me!
— Minister of Flashdance (@SerenityInSD) January 21, 2020
— Lisa St. John (@stjohnle) January 21, 2020
Is MR. WISHY WASHY MITT ROMNEY doing his dance again? just like Susan Collins? how pathetic…..spineless, unethical, self interested worms.
— Teresa Myers (@TeresaM88614471) January 21, 2020
why wont you be the bigger better man and step up!!!!, help democrats impeach trump, or are you scared of him like other republicans like McConnell? Using you guys like lil lego toys, keeping you guys looking like barbie toys.
— scooby miranda (@scoobysnapstory) January 21, 2020
Remember @MittRomney the plan is to rapture Christians and trump and his evangelical mob don’t believe you or any LDS member are real Christians. It’s highly insulting.
— pwig (@SocialCitations) January 21, 2020
Romney shakes finger. Film at 11.
— Adventures of a Warren Shirt! (@AdventuresShirt) January 21, 2020
Can we all stop talking about @MittRomney he has proven himself to be lacking morals and decent ethics, he is after all a Republican
— Nancy E Smith (@Cy_Money) January 21, 2020
The reason Romney lost is because he is a spineless, entitled white boy with no courage and no principles. The way he groveled before Trump at that dinner revealed who he is. He was the only one who didn’t know Trump was toying with him. No one can depend on Romney.
— Nasty Woman (@NastyWoman67) January 21, 2020
@MittRomney has always CIRCLED greatness. This was his LAST shot to ACHIEVE it and as usual, he's failed.
— Rob H (@RobHNY) January 21, 2020
Why are you helping the President cover up his betrayal of American voters? I’ll take my answer off air.
— TIR (@TIR53606353) January 21, 2020
Cowardly as always. Very on brand for a Romney.
— LindseyGrahamsSpine (@pitacom) January 21, 2020
Only White people keep waiting for Mitt Romney to save america. Romney is a con man just like Trump they just did it in two different industries
— Will (@FRIIWILLY) January 21, 2020
— Jodie L. (@jetcitywoman28) January 21, 2020
always live down to expectations#TrumpsNickname
— Bunny Slick (@Bunny_Slick) January 21, 2020
Furthermore you are worthless and spineless and I’ll be part of a movement that will not rest until you and every other congressman that has enabled Donny two-scoops has been removed from office. I hope everyone involved in this conspiracy does time. You all need to go to prison.
— george daws (@carTHR33) January 21, 2020
— Mark Dunphy (@MarkDunphy) January 21, 2020
You want to be a leader to this country? Do it now! Demand a fair trial with witnesses, including Bolton & Parnas! Subpoena the President. If we do not do this you know as well as anyone that the shift to fascism will be complete and our country may never recover. #StandUpMitt
— Randomness (@tomysurprise) January 21, 2020
Every day there is literally ten things that deserve total outrage. People thinking Romney was going to be anything but a GOP hack is foolish.
— pixelexiq (@pixelexiq1) January 21, 2020
@MittRomney And you wonder why the commonwealth,the commonwealth where you were governor, did not vote for you for president ?
— Joanne Collyer (@josplace1202) January 21, 2020
Did anyone ever think Romney was going to show courage? Cowards are never a hero.
— le sang d'un poète (@sang_poete) January 21, 2020
What a disappointment @MittRomney! He didn’t make “modest” changes & you know it. You’re choosing to ignore that the majority of Americans want witness & documents.
Remember when the Democrats take back the House & Senate & treat the Senate the same way, you did this!#VoteBlue
— longtall (@longtall6) January 21, 2020
Of course he won’t…he’s all in on the cover up. If his morals are so weak, I’m glad he didn’t win the presidency. The American people deserve to hear witnesses and documentation LIVE on all media, not hidden from us in secret night time meetings. @MittRomney #GOPCoverup
— LyndaSStuart (@LyndaSStuart1) January 21, 2020
Mitt Romney is Susan Collins with a penis.
— Scooter (@scootercla68) January 21, 2020
And, having perfected The Art of Contemporary Politics, Mr Romney will do the right thing FOR HIMSELF, not the country! So expect nothing out of the ordinary from the man!
— shankarswamy (@shankarswamy) January 21, 2020
Contact Mitt Romney:@SenatorRomney 202-224-5251
Say No To #GOPCoverup
Allow the Press
Conduct Trial During Light of Day
— Tweet of Damocles (@DamoclesTweet) January 21, 2020
Romney wimps out again. Don’t forget the lack of a spine come election time
— K Young (@KYoung19295602) January 21, 2020
Mitt is for Mitt. nothing else. Remember the Bain Capitol years.
— Schmitt Romney (@SchmittRomney) January 21, 2020
Wtf….glad i never got on the maybe romney train
— PupQuest (@PupQuest) January 21, 2020
I never think of Romney as anything but Sen. Etch A Sketch.
— Brit Exhumed (@jacquiestern1) January 21, 2020
@MittRomney you should be ashamed of your lies. The truth will prevail. We won’t forget.
— Tracy D. Lynde (Welling) (@bossiflossi) January 21, 2020
So corruption in the White House isn't something to be outraged about, @MittRomney ?
— C E Hall (@CEHall13) January 21, 2020
Now you're not voting for witnesses? Another lying republican coward.
— Tara Palmer (@TaraPal59695956) January 21, 2020
@MittRomney proves again that he is no leader, no courage, a spineless follower.
— Intrepid Warrior (@IntrepidWarrior) January 21, 2020
Sit down Romney! Btw, have you bought @SarahHuckabee diet book?
— Nibble 🏳️🌈 (@benibble) January 21, 2020
Wow. I thought @MittRomney would actually be the one @GOPSenate to not completely cave to Trump +McConnell. I guess I was wrong. There isn’t even a single GOP member left with a spine. Not a single one of them cares more about our country & constitution than protecting themselves
— Mike (@FactsDoMatter4) January 21, 2020
You are for democracy, or against democracy. There is no middle ground. It is clear, Republican Senators are against democracy. Remove them all. Including Romney.
— Daniel Moran (@djmoran323) January 21, 2020
Romney now has become a class clown no different than the rest
— Seattle USA 🇺🇸 (@usa_seattle) January 21, 2020
Mitt Romney is the Washington Generals of the Presidential Election. If he ran 1000 times he would lose every election.
— Bryan Hodges (@BryanHodges1) January 21, 2020
“Pierre Delecto: A Profile in Courage”- How do you consider yourself anything but a joke?
— Trapperj (@Trapperj2) January 21, 2020
Mr Romney. The whole country. Republicans and democrats knows you now. You hate America that ejected you
— Matta (@AMatta44) January 21, 2020
Buffalo Bill Romney! “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else Trump will give me the hose again!
— SmoothT23 (@Smoothtt23) January 21, 2020
Or maybe @MittRomney, everything about this actually is outrageous.
No documents, no witnesses, no cameras, no press, arguments going into the dead of night rather than spread out over a few more days so all Americans can bear witness?
The impact of the changes is not modest.
— Carrie #Enough (@RolyTonks) January 21, 2020
At Joe Biden’s eleventh-hour rally in Nevada, many union members remain uncommitted
On the eve of the Nevada caucuses, former Vice President Joe Biden, who has referred to himself as "middle-class Joe," had a last-minute chance to connect with middle-class Nevada voters before Saturday's caucuses. At a barbecue with burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream sandwiches, attendees that included firefighters and iron workers gathered for what was advertised as a precinct captain training — or to simply hear Biden's pitch. Indeed, many attendees of the barbecue were still undecided a mere day before caucusing.
This article first appeared in Salon.
WATCH LIVE: New Hampshire Democratic primary election results
The first-in-the-nation primary finally arrived Tuesday as New Hampshire voters went to the polls.
Going into election night, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was expected to win as a neighbor to the Granite State.
New Hampshire isn't the best at predicting the ultimate Democratic winner. In 1992, Bill Clinton came in second, as did Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. All went on to become the party's nominee.
CNN is expected to release exit polling at 5 p.m. EST and polls close at either 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., depending on the municipality.
Unlike the Iowa Caucus, New Hampshire does a simple ballot vote, and results are expected to come in like a normal election.
Greece elects first woman president
Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said.
"Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic," Tassoulas said.The new president, until now the head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, will take her oath of office on March 13, he added.
The daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Sakellaropoulou completed postgraduate studies at Paris's Sorbonne university.