Vivek Ramaswamy, a presidential candidate, responded sharply to Senator Mitt Romney, known for his criticism of former President Trump. Romney expressed a preference for Democrats over Trump and Ramaswamy in the 2024 election.
Ramaswamy stated, “Turns out he’s opposed to America-First itself, not just one man.” Notably, he called on Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee and Romney’s niece, to resign. Romney, in an interview with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell, expressed willingness to support most Republicans except Ramaswamy, indicating a potential preference for Democrats. His comments, aired last month, gained attention this week.
A spokesperson for Trump dismissed Romney’s remarks, labeling him a “loser and quitter.” Romney, a former presidential candidate, announced his retirement from the Senate, emphasizing the need for a new generation of leaders to address critical challenges.
Despite Trump celebrating Romney’s retirement, the senator, who voted to impeach Trump twice, highlighted pressing issues such as national debt and global threats.
Romney’s term concludes in January 2025, and his willingness to criticize fellow Republicans has caused friction within the Utah GOP.
Over 60 GOP state lawmakers endorsed Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson for a primary challenge against Romney, reflecting discontent within the party.