Huckabee Slams Romney’s Reaction to Mueller Report: ‘Makes Me Sick’ You ‘Could Have Been POTUS’

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee put Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on blast for being so “sickened” about the president’s behavior during special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which resulted in no conclusion of coordination between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

“Know what makes me sick, Mitt?” Huckabee asked, adding that Romney once had a more friendly relationship with President Donald Trump but has flip-flopped with his criticism of Trump over the years.

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Huckabee and Romney both ran for the Republican Party nomination in the 2008 presidential election. Romney won the nomination in 2012, and Huckabee — the father of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders — said it “makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS.”

Romney admitted that while it’s “good news” there were no collusion ties between Trump and Russia, he was “sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” as IJR Blue reported.

“I am appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement,” he added.

When Washington Post White House bureau chief Philip Rucker noted on Twitter that the two were “bitter rivals,” Huckabee added more context, noting that although the two were rivals during the 2008 presidential election, he helped campaign for Romney in the years after.

“But we need flip-flops on the beach, not in the Senate,” Huckabee said, continuing to rebuke Romney, who is a lone wolf among Republican colleagues in his criticism of the president following Mueller’s final report release.

When Romney was freshly elected to the Senate following the 2018 midterm elections, he came under fire from his niece, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel, for a scathing op-ed in which he slammed Trump’s comments as “divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” as IJR Red previously reported,

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Phyllis Softa
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Where is General Confusion? This is so confusing. Huckabee, an evangelical minister, appears to have no problem with anything he read in the Mueller report BUT does have a problem with a Republican not following the lead of Barr & lying about what is depicted in the Mueller Report. Utah is a red state, but it is the most anti-Trump red state in the country. (49% A/ 47% D) Apparently evangelical protestants have whole different standards of ethical behavior than Mormons. Party over country?

James
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You know, we saw that same “Party over People” here in Florida under the former Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson sat (asleep?) in DC for 46 YEARS; submitted ONE Bill during that time and the rest of the time voted like he was TOLD; always FOR Party and AGAINST the people. His ONLY claim to fame was his job as a former astronaut. He’s now been replaced by a Republican who IS working for Floridians and Americans (like Trump); NOT the Party.

Phyllis Softa
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I saw “Party over People” when Newt, McConnell and company met the evening of Obama’s inauguration and devised a plan of blocking EVERY policy Obama supported with the hope of making him a 1 term POTUS. I watched R’s vote against stimulus amid the Great Recession. I watched 2 R Senators vote against a bill they co-sponsored, after Obama voiced support for the bill. I have watched R’s remain totally silent on Trump’s behavior but they were apoplectic because Obama wore a tan suit.

General Confusion
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“Where is General Confusion?”

Hey, somebody has to keep the American Empire protected, at least that’s what they pay me to do.

Phyllis Softa
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And I thank you for protecting the Empire.

General Confusion
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This isn’t all that confusing, Phyllis. Huckabee is a Trump sellout as most other “Republicans” are. Romney is a bit out of step with everyone else in that he seems to see the immorality of what is going on. That doesn’t make him wrong, it just makes him a lightning rod.

“divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions”

Romney isn’t confused about Trump. Huckabee is just a typically immoral “religious” person.

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