May 23, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Romney stated Trump will possible be the GOP nominee if he needs to return to the White Home
  • Trump has but to make an official announcement for the 2024 presidential election
  • Romney voted to question Trump twice whereas he was nonetheless in workplace

Former President Donald Trump might as soon as once more emerge because the Republicans’ presidential nominee for the 2024 election, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney stated.

Talking throughout an interview with Politico on Wednesday, the Utah Republican stated that Trump would possible be chosen because the celebration’s presidential nominee ought to he categorical his curiosity in in search of one other time period on the White Home. 

“I don’t delude myself into pondering I’ve a giant swath of the Republican Get together,” Romney stated. “It’s exhausting to think about something that might derail his help. So if he needs to turn out to be the nominee in ‘24, I feel he’s very prone to obtain that.”

Trump has repeatedly teased plans to run for the presidential seat once more in 2024. Nevertheless, he has stopped in need of making an official announcement, including that he’ll possible achieve this after this 12 months’s midterm elections. 

Over the previous few months, Trump has held quite a few weekend marketing campaign rallies the place he used his affect to spice up candidates in Republican primaries who pledged to help him. Probably the most notable candidates Trump has endorsed is J.D. Vance, who gained the Ohio Senate Republican major weeks after receiving the previous president’s blessing. 

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Regardless of holding off on an official announcement, a number of Republicans and allies — together with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.— have doubled down on their help for Trump’s nomination, citing his affect over the GOP. 

“I don’t assume Trump is listening. He could be. I hope President Trump runs once more,” Graham stated in September 2021, in response to Detroit Information.

Romney, nevertheless, is just not anticipated to help Trump because the Republican nominee for the 2024 presidential election. The senator beforehand voted to question the previous president twice whereas he was nonetheless in workplace. He was additionally the lone Republican to vote in favor of convicting Trump for abuse of energy and obstruction of Congress. 

In 2020, Romney revealed he didn’t vote for Trump within the election. Nevertheless, he declined to say if he voted for then-Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden or whether or not one other candidate acquired his vote. On the time, he additionally lamented Trump’s affect over Republican voters, including that the previous president will proceed to have an “huge impression” on the GOP.

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) reacts to a reporter’s query on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 17, 2022. Photograph: Reuters / JON CHERRY

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