Mitt Romney Chimes In, Condemns Trump for Commuting Sentence of Roger Stone

Mitt Romney Chimes In, Condemns Trump for Commuting Sentence of Roger Stone


Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced President Trump had officially commuted the sentence of Roger Stone.

Stone, who has worked for several Republican administrations over the decades, was collateral damage in the Russia Collusion hoax pushed by the Democrats.

Stone received all sorts of unfair treatment, including being arrested by a team of heavily armed FBI agents at his house, even though he’s never committed a crime.

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And President Trump did the right thing by allowing Stone to go free.

Understandably, Trump has received all sorts of backlash from Democrats for his decision.

But now Mitt Romney has decided to give his two cents on the matter in the following tweet:

Fox News reports on Romney's criticism of the President:

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Saturday joined Democrats in criticizing President Trump’s decision to commute Roger Stone’s prison sentence, decrying it as an act of “historic corruption” -- just as Trump said Stone was the victim of an “illegal witch hunt.”

“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney tweeted.

The White House announced late Friday that Trump had signed an Executive Grant of Clemency for the political operative, who was sentenced to more than three years in prison after being convicted last year on seven counts of obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in relation to FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Stone, who has appealed the conviction and denies wrongdoing, was due to report to prison on July 14 to serve 40 months. But the White House said the president had commuted the sentence “in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial."

“Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “It is the other side that are criminals, including Biden and Obama, who spied on my campaign - AND GOT CAUGHT!"

Romney has long feuded with the president, and was the sole Senate Republican to vote for an article of impeachment in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial earlier this year, which accused the president of “obstruction of Congress.”

His outrage at Stone’s commutation was shared by Democrats, who accused the president of corruption, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promising that Congress would act on the matter.

Romney received an absolute outpouring of backlash on Twitter:

At this point, Romney might as well just switch parties and become a Democrat!

He's sounding more and more like one every day.

Just last month, CNN detailed how Romney marched with Black Lives Matter protesters:

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday marched in a Washington, DC, protest after the death of George Floyd in a break from other GOP lawmakers who have largely aligned behind President Donald Trump's militarized response to nationwide unrest.

Romney told a Washington Post reporter that he was participating in the demonstration "to make sure that people understand that black lives matter." The Utah senator later tweeted a photo of himself at the protest with the caption "Black Lives Matter," becoming one of the most prominent GOP figures to do so.

An aide to Romney said the senator did not have any further comment on his participation, and that he wasn't intending to publicize his march. Romney's words during the march, captured on video by the Washington Post, are all he wants to say at this point, the aide said.

Joining the evangelical group was "spontaneous," the aide said, adding that Romney was in DC and intended to march Sunday. He came across a group of 1,000 to 1,500 evangelicals from the DC area near the Capitol and joined their march for an hour and a half, the aide added.

His participation comes as Republicans -- for the most part -- have backed the President following his threats to use the military on protesters and his controversial church photo-op last Monday. Trump mocked Romney over his participation on Monday, retweeting a video interview of the senator walking alongside protesters and writing, "Tremendous sincerity, what a guy."

Last week, Trump declared himself "your president of law and order" as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets, after which Trump visited a nearby church. He remained at the boarded-up building for a matter of minutes before returning to the White House.

The episode followed nearly a week of protests across the country that at times have turned violent over the killing of Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Romney, who marched with a large group of evangelical Christians along Pennsylvania Avenue, also told the Post he was participating in the demonstration to bring awareness to the need to "end violence and brutality." He tweeted last month that "The George Floyd murder is abhorrent."

"Peaceful protests underscore the urgency of addressing injustices," the former GOP presidential nominee said. "But violence drowns the message of the protesters and mocks the principles of justice."

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Romney most likely can't get over the fact that Trump did what Romney couldn't.

Become President of the United States!

Watch the video from MSNBC showing Romney marching with radical BLM:

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