Romney only appears to have bad intentions for Trump.
Senator Mitt Romney from Utah has indicated that he views almost any candidate in the 2024 presidential field, regardless of their party, as a preferable choice compared to the possibility of a second term for former President Trump.
During an interview with CBS’s Norah O’Donnell on Friday, the retiring senator stated, “I’d be willing to support almost any of the Republicans—except maybe Vivek [Ramaswamy]—but the other candidates running would be acceptable to me, and I would be happy to vote for them.”
He went on to say, “I’d also be open to voting for several Democrats. In my opinion, it would be an improvement over Donald Trump and possibly even Joe Biden.”
Romney, who announced in September that he would not seek reelection, cited his age as a contributing factor to his decision, emphasizing the importance of a new generation of leaders shaping the future.
At 76 years old, the senator has been a notable critic of Trump within the Republican Party, having voted to impeach Trump twice and consistently characterizing the former president as a threat to the country.
Despite facing criticism from Trump and his supporters upon announcing his retirement, Romney remains steadfast in his position. His biographer, McKay Coppins, suggested in a recent interview that the strained relationship between Romney and Trump might lead Romney to potentially endorse Biden later in the election, although this remains speculative.