The mittens are off: Romney has hinted that he may single-handedly block the subpoena in the Biden-Burisma probe.
A single “no” vote from a Republican would result in a tie and block the subpoena.
Romney, of course, was the lone Republican to vote to convict President Trump during the political impeachment effort.
Though Romney hasn’t announced a final decision, his comments certainly suggest he will vote against the subpoena investigating Biden-Burisma ties.
You can view the comments Romney made to CNN below:
Romney's skepticism is raising many eyebrows, since he will likely be the deciding vote on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Ironically, Romney said the investigation "appears political." This is ironic because Romney was the sole Republican defector in the obviously-political impeachment hitjob.
The Hill has more details on Romney's criticism of the Biden-Burisma probe:
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said on Thursday that a GOP investigation into Hunter Biden and Ukrainian gas company Burisma "appears political," and that people are “tired” of political investigations.
“There's no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political, and I think people are tired of these kind of political investigations,” Romney told reporters.
Romney’s skepticism could signal a significant roadblock for Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson's (R-Wis.) efforts to subpoena a former consultant for a U.S. firm with ties to Burisma.
Romney, a member of the committee, has not yet said if he will support the subpoena.
If Romney votes no, the subpoena will fail.
Republican voters are outraged at Romney's statement, with many claiming that he has somthing to hide.
The subpoena would cover Andrii Telizhenko, who has openly stated that he would like to "cooperate fully" with the investigation.
Telizhenko's willingness to fully cooperate with the probe makes Romney's comments even more alarming.
The Hill has more on Telizhenko and his ties to Burisma Holdings:
Johnson wants to subpoena Andrii Telizhenko a former consultant for Blue Star Strategies, a U.S. firm that Johnson noted in a letter sent to committee members on Sunday has ties to Burisma Holdings.
According to Johnson, Telizhenko has said he wants to "cooperate fully" with the investigation but is limited by a nondisclosure agreement.
Johnson has been running a broad, multi-pronged investigation, part of which is tied to Hunter Biden's work for Burisma. Republicans have questioned if the work constituted a conflict of interest given his father's work on Ukraine during the Obama administration.
The former vice president has denied wrongdoing and there's no evidence that either Biden engaged in any criminal wrongdoing. Fact checkers have also debunked claims that Biden was working with his son's interest in mind.
Johnson said he could issue an interim report on his findings within a month or two, which would keep the committee's investigation in the headlines deep into the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
"What you'll probably see on our committee is once we have verified enough information we just might publish an interim report and lay out this is what we know," he said.
Johnson caveated that his timeline for an interim report depended on how quickly investigators could get access to information.
If Romney votes "no," his vote will definitely appear political to many observers.
He has actively fought against Trump and his vision to make America Great Again.
Don't forget: Romney spearheaded the Never Trump movement in 2016. Below is his speech ripping into Trump. No wonder he is against anything that might possibly be a good thing for the president!