Romney Slams Trump Surrogates for Attending Trial

“I think it’s a little demeaning to show up in front of the courthouse — and particularly one where we’re talking about an allegation of paying a porn star. And it’s really, really very difficult to watch. … There’s a level of dignity and decorum that you expect the people who are running for the highest station in the land, and going out and prostrating themselves in front of the public to try and, apparently, curry favor with the person who’s our nominee is embarrassing.”

— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) slammed his fellow Republicans for showing up at Donald Trump’s porn star hush money trial this week.

The Death Throes of the Old Republican Party

“Politics used to be the art of the possible. Now it’s the art of the impossible. Meaning, let’s put forward proposals that can’t possibly pass so that we can say to our respective bases, ‘Look how I’m fighting for you’ … We’ve gone from the sublime to the ridiculous.”

— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), commenting on his party’s inability to govern, quoted by Punchbowl News.

Romney Likens Trump to a ‘Gargoyle’ Hanging Over GOP

“There is no bottom to the degree to which he’s willing to degrade himself, and the country for that matter. Having dinner with those people was disgusting… I voted to remove him from office twice… I don’t think he should be president of the United states. I don’t think he should be the nominee of our party in 2024. And I certainly don’t want him hanging over our party like a gargoyle.”

— Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), quoted by NBC News, on Donald Trump having dinner with Holocaust deniers.