Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) reportedly said that he is confident Republicans will maintain control of the Senate, and he also believes that President Donald Trump will be reelected in November.
“I’m confident that we will keep the majority in the Senate,” Romney told a group of reporters following a Senate GOP luncheon. “And I actually have long predicted the president will be reelected. I continue to think that’s the case,” Fox News reported.
Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram confirmed Senator Mitt Romney’s statement. “Fox confirms: Romney says he believes the GOP will maintain control of the Senate and President Trump will be re-elected”, Pergram tweeted.
Fox confirms: Romney says he believes the GOP will maintain control of the Senate and President Trump will be re-elected
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) June 10, 2020
The New York Times, citing “people familiar with their thinking,” reported this week that Senator Mitt Romney was not expected to vote for President Trump in the November election.
As reported by The New York Times: “Former President George W. Bush won’t support the re-election of Mr. Trump, and Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he’ll vote, say people familiar with their thinking. Senator Mitt Romney of Utah won’t back Mr. Trump and is deliberating whether to again write in his wife, Ann, or cast another ballot this November. And Cindy McCain, the widow of Senator John McCain, is almost certain to support Mr. Biden but is unsure how public to be about it because one of her sons is eyeing a run for office.”
In response, Bush’s spokesman Freddy Ford reportedly told The Texas Tribune that Bush would steer clear of speaking publicly on his presidential vote and deemed the claim made by NYT as false. “This is completely made up. He is retired from presidential politics and has not indicated how he will vote,” Ford said in an email to The Texas Tribune. Continued Below
On Tuesday, George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, announced his support for President Trump’s reelection.
“Trump is the only thing standing between America and socialism,” George P. Bush said in a statement to The Dallas Morning News and The Texas Tribune.
“Even in a global pandemic where we have had to take unprecedented measures to protect public health, the economy is already returning,” he added. “It’s clear, America and Texas will continue to be stronger than ever.”
President Trump thanked George P. Bush.
Thank you George, great honor! https://t.co/1WzkcvLpnR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2020
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