On Wednesday, following President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to upholding the peaceful transition of power in the November election, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) pushed back on the president's remarks, calling them "unthinkable" and "unacceptable."
Fundamental to democracy is the peaceful transition of power; without that, there is Belarus. Any suggestion that a… https://t.co/YIcYaDgkHw— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1600908891.0
But Romney's criticism wasn't seen as sincere by many commenters on social media — especially considering that Romney already enthusiastically supported moving forward with a Trump Supreme Court nomination, and the president explicitly said he wanted to fill the seat so the Court would let him contest the election.
“Any suggestion” is actually what the President himself said. On camera. To reporters. Your milquetoast tweets are… https://t.co/Ozu7OnQyz5— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1600909098.0
@MittRomney Trump announced today he is installing a new Supreme Court Justice to help him stay in power regardless… https://t.co/bCguwcbtpB— Arlen Parsa (@Arlen Parsa)1600909489.0
@MittRomney Then why are you voting for him? And allowing him to nominate someone for RBG’s seat before the electio… https://t.co/rIftzDJgY0— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1600910204.0
@MittRomney Then don’t confirm a justice that will make stealing an election possible with a partisan decision.— Dr. Jeremy Littau (@Dr. Jeremy Littau)1600909042.0
@MittRomney but hey let's give our criminal president a Supreme Court pick, because reasons— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1600909490.0
@MittRomney Yes. Please help Trump pack a 6-3 SC, and we'll see how far that gets Democracy. Thanks for nothing. #WeathervaneMitt— Ken Meltzer (@Ken Meltzer)1600910502.0
@MittRomney So DO something! Stop worrying about rushing a justice when you literally have a president threatening… https://t.co/9zhPJ9yLdm— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald)1600909158.0
@MittRomney With all due respect, knowing how dangerous this is, how can you vote to confirm the judge he’s said he… https://t.co/6IhfVj02kJ— Michelle Goldberg (@Michelle Goldberg)1600909263.0
@MittRomney Senator, with all due respect, cut the sh--. You know he said it. But what you are blind to is that he… https://t.co/NKVcdetCDh— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1600909879.0
@MittRomney Coward. We see you. You send a watered down tweet and do nothing.— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1600909180.0
@MittRomney Mitt... if only there were a group of people, let's say... the GOP Senators, who could put an end to th… https://t.co/IwjnSpRLDS— Bobby Parker (@Bobby Parker)1600910580.0
@MittRomney Bro, are you serious right now? Why don’t any of you use logic? It’s so weird how you pick and choos… https://t.co/LVA7YFLf8s— YS (@YS)1600910011.0
@MittRomney Mitt, as a centrist voter, I used to consider you honorable, even when I disagreed with your ideas. Yet… https://t.co/zAitUkkDWZ— Allison Winn Scotch (@Allison Winn Scotch)1600910412.0