Romney: I fight Trump so I 'can sleep at night’

Mitt Romney says he feels a moral obligation to fight to keep Donald Trump from becoming president.

“I wanted my grandkids to see that I couldn’t simply ignore what Mr. Trump was saying and doing, which revealed a character and temperament unfit for the leader of the free world,” he said in a Wall Street Journal interview published Friday.

“I know that some people are offended that someone who lost and is the former nominee continues to speak, but that’s how I can sleep at night. And there are some people, though it’s a small number, who still value my opinion.”

Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee, admitted that he may have poured more fuel on the fire by attacking Trump’s fitness for the Oval Office.

“Friends warned me, ‘don’t speak out, stay out of the fray,’ because criticizing Mr. Trump will only help him by giving him someone else to attack," he said. "They were right. I became his next target, and the incoming attacks have been constant and brutal.”

Romney added that he has ruled out a third-party White House run, noting he will not vote for Trump nor for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner.

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Romney blew his chance. I will not give him another one. Go home Mitt.

I really don't care if you sleep anytime. You probably can't sleep at night thinking of all the stupid things you said, didn't say and acted in 2012. Just go away and left America do its thing, something we should have done a long time ago.

SammysDad, absolutely on target!!!

Right On, Vote Trump.

Romney a fighter?  Please spare me...he could not even fight off the debate moderator, Candy Crowley.  

Sounds like the green eyed monster called envy has bitten him. He let Obama walk all over him and never fought back. Biden (the idiot) made Ryan look like a joke. Bet Romney is wishing he had a set like Trump.

Call them "Moderates" if you want I call them "Liberal RINOs" and it is high time to get them the H^%$*(& OUT OF OFFICE ...

What happened to romney when he was running against obama? Now he wants to fight Trump because Trump is not part of the establishment. Please keep sending this message romney, at least until the people wake-up to what is really happening within the political arena.

Romney, you really need to crawl back into your hole... I voted for you, but then again I own my mistake. and moving on... and I do think you need to do the same. 

He will fight Trump so he can sleep better........................?

But he wouldn't fight Obama and he was sleeping just fine?

Great point!

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Horrible: Democrats Set The Constitution On Fire With Fraudulent Impeachment

House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning after an investigation that violated fundamental provisions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The investigation of the president began with the complaint of a so-called “whistleblower” who turned out to be a rogue Central Intelligence Agency employee, protected by a lawyer who had called for a “coup” against Trump in early 2017.

Democrats first demanded that the “whistleblower” be allowed to testify. But after House Intelligence Committee chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was found to have lied about his committee’s contact with the “whistleblower,” and after details of the “whistleblower’s” bias began to leak, Democrats reversed course. In violation of the President Trump’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, Democrats refused to allow the “whistleblower” to testify. They argue the president’s procedural rights, even if they existed, would not apply until he was tried in the Senate — but they also invented a fraudulent “right to anonymity” that, they hope, might conceal the whistleblower even then.

Schiff began the “impeachment inquiry” in secret, behind the closed doors of the Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility (SCIF) in the basement of the U.S. Capitol, even though none of the testimony was deemed classified. Few members of Congress were allowed access. Schiff allowed selective bits of testimony to leak to friendly media, while withholding transcripts of testimony.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), having allowed the secret process to unfold, legitimized it with a party-line vote authorizing the inquiry. The House resolution denied President Trump the procedural rights enjoyed by Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, and denied the minority party the traditional right to object to witnesses called by the majority.

Rather than the House Judiciary Committee, which traditionally handles impeachment, Pelosi also deputized the House Intelligence Committee to conduct fact-finding; the Judiciary Committee was turned into a rubber stamp. Schiff held a few public hearings, but often failed to release transcripts containing exculpatory evidence until after they had passed.

In the course of the Intelligence Committee’s investigation, Schiff quietly spied on the telephone records of his Republican counterpart, Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA). He also snooped on the phone records of a journalist, John Solomon; and on the phone records of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, acting as President Trump’s personal lawyer.

Schiff’s eavesdropping violated both the First Amendment right to press freedom and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel. Yet he proceeded undeterred by constitutional rights, publishing the phone logs in his committee’s report without warning, confirmation, or explanation, alleging that Nunes and the others were part of a conspiracy to assist the president’s allegedly impeachable conduct. When Republicans on the Judiciary Committee asked the Intelligence Committee’s majority counsel, Daniel Goldman, to explain the phone logs, he refused to answer,

Ironically, Schiff had done exactly what Democrats accuse Trump of doing: abused his power to dig up dirt on political opponents, then obstructed a congressional investigation into his party’s and his committee’s misconduct.

Democrats’ articles of impeachment include one for the dubious charge of “abuse of power,” which is not mentioned in the Constitution; and one for “obstruction of Congress,” which in this case is an abuse of power in itself.

Alexander Hamilton, writing about impeachment in Federalist 65, warned that “there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.” Democrats have fulfilled Hamilton’s worst fears.

The Trump impeachment will soon replace the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson — which the House Judiciary Committee staff actually cited as a positive precedent — as the worst in American history.

In service of their “coup,” Democrats have trampled the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Republic has never been in greater danger.

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