Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Sunday that Americans should “get behind” Democrat Joe Biden as the winner of the election.
Although President Donald Trump has not yet conceded — and vowed to continue challenging the outcome of the election in the court system — the media declared Biden the president-elect shortly before noon Saturday as it became more clear that Biden would win Pennsylvania.
What did Romney say about Biden?
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Utah Republican said Americans should “get behind” Biden as their new president because the “statisticians have come to a conclusion.”
“The reality is, given the fact that the statisticians have come to a conclusion at this stage, I think we get behind the new president,” Romney said. “Unless, for some reason, that’s overturned, we get behind the new president, wish him the very best.”
Meanwhile, Romney vowed to continue to fight for conservative causes, but said Senate Republicans have a “responsibility” to work with Biden as president.
But, according to Romney, the election proved cooperation is good news for Republicans because Democrats will have to do the lion’s share of compromise.
“I think the president-elect recognizes that Republicans gained seats in Congress. Republicans overall did better than Democrats overall in this election,” he explained. “So, if it comes down to a question about, well, what does America want in terms of policy, pretty clear they don’t want the Green New Deal. Pretty clear they don’t want Medicare for all, don’t want higher taxes, don’t want to get rid of oil and gas and coal.”
“The American people are more conservative than they are progressive,” Romney added.
What did Romney say about Trump?
When asked by show host Jake Tapper whether it concerns him that Trump and his team are “out there saying that he won and lying about the integrity of the election,” Romney suggested Trump’s reaction to the election should not be surprising…Continue Reading