Sen. Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator to vote against one of Trump’s judicial nominees today. Funny thing is, he did so in part to defend former President Barack Obama.
Sen. Romney cast the lone GOP “no” vote against Michael Truncale, who was confirmed 49-46 on Tuesday morning to the Eastern District of Texas.
Back in 2011, Truncale called former President Obama “un-American imposter.” However, he explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was “merely expressing frustration by what I perceived as a lack of overt patriotism on behalf of President Obama.”
On the other hand, Mitt Romney was having none of it. He didn’t like the explanation at all.
“He made particularly disparaging comments about President Obama. And as the Republican nominee for president, I just couldn’t subscribe to that in a federal judge,” Romney said in a brief interview.
“This was not a matter of qualifications or politics. This was something specifically to that issue as a former nominee of our party.”
Romney’s vote was just his latest break with Trump. First it was Trump’s national emergency declaration, then Trump’s plans to nominate Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve and now this.
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