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Mitt Romney Refuses to Support Trump Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Despite the passage of time since the 2022 midterm elections, Republican divisions over Donald Trump’s leadership persist.

While some GOP officials grapple with the idea of Trump leading the party in 2024, Senator Mitt Romney of Utah remains steadfast in his opposition, citing new reasons for his stance.

Thune’s Initial Discontent

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Following the 2022 midterm elections, Republican officials expressed dissatisfaction with Donald Trump’s influence on the party’s electoral strategies.

Senator John Thune of South Dakota voiced hope for alternative options in the upcoming 2024 presidential race.

Romney’s Ongoing Opposition

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Senator Mitt Romney unequivocally rejected the notion of supporting Trump in 2024. He said, “It’s not just because he loses,”

Romney said. “It’s also [that] he’s simply not a person who ought to have the reins of the government of the United States.”

New Reason for Opposition

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Recently, Romney reiterated his stance against Trump’s candidacy, citing Trump’s involvement in sexual assault allegations.

Romney emphasized his refusal to support a presidential candidate implicated in such serious accusations, citing a personal ethical boundary.

Trump’s Legal Troubles

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Romney’s comments were prompted by Trump’s legal troubles, particularly his involvement in the sexual assault case brought by writer E. Jean Carroll.

Although the jury did not find Trump liable for rape, the court’s ruling and subsequent damages awarded to Carroll have intensified scrutiny on Trump’s conduct.

Recent Comments

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In remarks related to the Carroll case, the senator—who will retire at the end of the year—said to The Hill, “We have a guy running for president who was found guilty of sexual assault.

Call me old fashioned but I kind of draw the line at that.”

Romney Stands Alone

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Despite the seriousness of the allegations and legal outcomes against Trump, Romney remains the sole GOP member of Congress to publicly reject the possibility of supporting Trump in future elections.

His principled stance contrasts with the indifference of other Republican senators, including Tim Scott and James Lankford, who have not shown similar reservations.

Lack of Awareness Among GOP Voters

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One factor contributing to the lack of widespread condemnation of Trump among Republican voters is a lack of awareness regarding the details of Trump’s legal entanglements.

Recent polling suggests that many GOP voters remain uninformed about Trump’s involvement in the Carroll case and the subsequent legal outcomes.

Conclusion: Romney’s Resolve

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Mitt Romney’s unwavering stance against supporting Donald Trump in light of sexual assault allegations underscores the ongoing divisions within the Republican Party.

As Trump considers another presidential bid, Romney’s position highlights the ethical considerations at play for GOP leaders and voters alike.

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