Just days after saying a Senate Republican Committee plan to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, appeared "political," Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) changed course and gave his approval to subpoena the son of the possible 2020 presidential candidate.
With Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R) stating that he wanted to grill the younger Biden over his Ukraine connections, Romney had stated that it would be better if the FBI conducted the inquiry, stating: “There’s no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political. And I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations.”
That was short-lived as Romney changed course on Friday, with Politico reporting, "Sen. Mitt Romney will vote in favor of a subpoena seeking records about the work Joe Biden’s son Hunter did for the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma, a spokeswoman for the Utah Republican said on Friday."
That, naturally, led to commenters on the internet noting that Romney talked a good game -- then rolled over almost immediately.
Just see below:
JUST IN: @MittRomney will vote for the subpoena next week seeking records about Hunter Biden and Burisma, his spoke… https://t.co/eiUWSsn0l0— Andrew Desiderio (@Andrew Desiderio)1583514307.0
@AndrewDesiderio @MittRomney He said on camera that the committee had "other pressing issues to deal with" and then… https://t.co/MJmySQ3NR7— Socially distanced science believer (@Socially distanced science believer)1583514499.0
@AndrewDesiderio @kyledcheney @MittRomney honor... .....easy come..... ....easy go...— Shelt Garner (@Shelt Garner)1583514520.0
@AndrewDesiderio @meridithmcgraw @MittRomney #FlipFlopMitt— Barbed Wires 🇺🇲 (@Barbed Wires 🇺🇲)1583515358.0
@AndrewDesiderio @NatashaBertrand @MittRomney Integrity: It’s good while it lasts.— csd (@csd)1583516479.0
@AndrewDesiderio @heatherscope @MittRomney Yup! Just confirmed he really is Susan Collins lite! We can throw her out in November.— Tom Looby (@Tom Looby)1583514432.0
@AndrewDesiderio @MrJonCryer @MittRomney Mitt, you know it's just a political hit job. Do the right thing, and vote no to this garbage.— Todd (@Todd)1583514854.0
@PMTurcotte @AndrewDesiderio @MittRomney He needs practice furrowing his brow.— TheDude (@TheDude)1583515089.0
@AndrewDesiderio @MittRomney Of course he will. Forget what he said about this investigation being a politically m… https://t.co/t1ZCaLv353— Laszlo Panaflex (@Laszlo Panaflex)1583514639.0
@AndrewDesiderio @GlennKesslerWP @MittRomney Romney: this is a political charade that is a waste of the Senate’s ti… https://t.co/5yr536fIlR— Tim Sullivan (@Tim Sullivan)1583514729.0
@AndrewDesiderio @MittRomney Pathetic— Kelly Ann Moore (@Kelly Ann Moore)1583514461.0