It wasn’t all that long ago that Mitt Romney was cheered by the left as a ray of light in the darkness, after he became the first senator ever to have voted to remove a president of his own party.
But that across-the-aisle love is on the rocks.
Romney on Tuesday announced that he supports moving forward with a Trump Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at 87. “The historical precedent of election year nominations is that the Senate generally does not confirm an opposing party’s nominee but does confirm a nominee of its own,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter.
Here’s his tweet:
And here he is giving more color on his decision:
Romney’s announcement drew sharp reactions on Tuesday from both sides of the aisle on Twitter /zigman2/quotes/203180645/composite TWTR -5.05% . Here are just a few notable examples: