Romney ‘Not Planning’ to Give Any Candidate Endorsement in 2020 Presidential Election

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 21: Former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addresses a forum of the Foreign Policy Initiative at the W Hotel September 21, 2009 in Washington, DC. Romney said the Obama Administration's foreign policy has alienated allies like Poland and encouraged autocrats like Vladamir Putin in Russia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced that he would not be giving a presidential endorsement to any of the 2020 candidates, Republican or Democrat.

Romney told CNN in the Capitol on Thursday that he would withhold his presidential endorsement from anyone in either the primary election or the general, including President Donald Trump.

“I’m not planning on endorsing in the presidential race,” said the Utah senator. “At this stage, I’m not planning on endorsing in the primary or in the general.”

The refusal by the former Republican presidential candidate to endorse a candidate, let alone a sitting president from his own party, is unusual.

He also told CNN that he disagreed with the moves by some states to cancel their Republican primaries, saying that he wants an opportunity for “people to be heard.”

“I would far prefer having an open primary, caucus, convention process […] where people can be heard,” said Romney before reaffirming that he would not be running for president.

Romney has been an opponent to the president on some issues, most recently joining fellow Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) in hammering Trump for moving money away from defense projects in their state to build the border wall.

Trump is currently facing three potential primary challengers as the 2020 presidential race heats up: former Reps. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) as well as former Governor Bill Weld (R-Mass.).

As IJR previously reported, the president dubbed his three challengers as the “Three Stooges” in a recent pair of tweets.

“The Three Stooges, all badly failed candidates, will give it a go!” wrote Trump.

Trump also blasted Sanford for his infamous 2009 extramarital affair with his mistress in Argentina where his staff told the press that he was hiking along the Appalachian Trail.

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Phenry
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Phenry

How can he when the Democrats havent announced who will be running for them?

Mark Schlesinger
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Mittt the sh@#$ don’t care one whit.

DS2221
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DS2221

Mittens is a Carpet bagger. Thanks Utah!

Maurice David Robison
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It’s good that he realizes than none of the candidates are worthy of his endorsement, even if it DID matter!

Nancy Assaf
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ZZZZZZZ……..who cares?

Nancy Assaf
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZ………….who cares?

Fred
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Fred

Who cares whom Romney endorses? He is a man with no beliefs that he wouldn’t change for any opportunity to further himself. He is a legend in his own mind!

Thomas
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Mittens . . .

A) Nobody asked for your endorsement.
B) Nobody wants your endorsement.
C) You LOST to Obama, so you are NOT qualified to give any political advice — forever!

You can’t get elected to any office outside of Utah, so stay home and wash your MAGIC UNDERWEAR!

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