Maine reveals how Republicans have moved on from figures like Mitt Romney

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Utah Sen. Mitt Romney introduced Wednesday that he would depart his seat after only one time period, a bombshell that got here with a Maine angle as Romney unloaded on a lot of his colleagues on his manner out the door.

The Republican informed biographer McKay Coppins of The Atlantic that Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, warned Romney of obscure threats to his life days earlier than the riots of Jan. 6, 2021. Romney warned Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, of them, and stated the chief didn’t reply.

The purpose is that Romney sees many in his get together have successfully capitulated to former President Donald Trump whether or not they align with him or not. Relying in your beliefs, you would see this both as a principled stand by the 2012 Republican presidential nominee or an indication that he’s merely out of contact. Both manner, it’s clear that figures like Romney have misplaced their maintain.