A growing number of people on the right have had it with Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).
Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against a recent measure to end mask mandates on public transportation. He also participated in a fundraising event for Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who’s also not winning any popularity contests with Republican voters right now.
As a result, there are rumblings of a primary challenge.
Rebecca Downs writes at Townhall:
Mitt Romney Could Soon Be Getting a Primary Challenger
It’s been a busy week for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). As Landon covered on Tuesday, the senator was the lone Republican to vote that night against a resolution that removes mask mandates for public transportation. He also spoke at a fundraiser in support of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY). Now, the news of the day is that Romney may be facing a primary challenger. He’s up for re-election in 2024.
A Tuesday report from POLITICO indicates that that potential challenger, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, will announce his plans in May. Reyes is not only a supporter of former President Donald Trump, he backed his efforts to challenge the 2020 election.
Comments from “a person who is familiar with Reyes’ plans,” told POLITICO Reyes may run regardless of what Romney, who is 75-years old, decides for 2024.
From the Politico report:
Top Trump ally gears up for Romney primary challenge
Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who backed Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, is preparing for a 2024 Senate run that could pit him against Sen. Mitt Romney in a GOP primary.
Reyes, who has been elected statewide three times, in recent weeks has discussed the matter with key players in Utah politics and with allies of the former president, according to a person who is familiar with Reyes’ plans. Reyes will make a final decision and likely announce his intentions in May.
“Sean is very seriously considering running, regardless if Mitt runs or not,” the person said. “He’s confident that regardless of what Sen. Romney wants to do, he’s going to pursue this.”…
“I guarantee Trump will come up with somebody,” said Carson Jorgensen, chair of the Utah Republican Party. “There’s enough vitriol there that no matter if Trump is running for president, he will run a candidate against Romney.”
Look who’s already defending Mitt Romney from Sean Reyes. It’s the Utah Democratic party.
Sean Reyes is a corrupt, anti-democratic extremist just like Donald Trump, so it’s not surprising that they’re working together to plot a coup against the more sensible of Utah’s Senate delegation.
Insurrection-enablers stick together. https://t.co/gzj8HhotTk
— Utah Democratic Party (@UtahDemocrats) March 16, 2022
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