The notion of Romney as some sort of closet-Democratic-sympathizer is a painful strain of wishful thinking. Romney made his Republican bonafides unmistakably clear in today’s statement—no matter that moving ahead with a vote on Trump’s nominee will directly contradict the Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia shirt it is in the first place but rule McConnell invented from thin air in 2016 when he refused to allow a vote on President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. McConnell is known as the “grim reaper” (striking down Democratic initiatives whenever possible), but Romney is every bit as willing to reinterpret the “rule” McConnell established now that it no longer serves the GOP. There is no reason for him to defect from the party and system that gives him power.
For the Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia shirt it is in the first place but record, let’s take a look at the logic Romney is ostensibly using: “My decision regarding a Supreme Court nomination is not the result of a subjective test of ‘fairness,’ which, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” Romney (or an aide who should be fired) wrote. “The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own.” That use of “generally” speaks volumes about how empty his words are.