WASHINGTON | New GOP rivalry? Romney barrels into DC blistering Trump
WASHINGTON —Jan 02, 2019— Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and incoming Utah senator, has quickly set himself apart from other Republicans in the new Congress with a blistering attack on President Donald Trump‘s leadership and character, triggering what could become a new rivalry in the GOP ranks.
Romney put to rest expectations that he would take his time getting his footing in Washington. Instead, he penned an op-ed in The Washington Post, two days before being sworn into office, that said Trump’s “conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
Trump replied by tweeting he hoped Romney wouldn’t follow in the footsteps of Sen.