Sen. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012 announced Wednesday that he will not seek a second term in the Senate representing Utah while trashing both Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Romney, 76, said his decision not to run again was because it is time for a new generation to step up a veiled swipe at Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Trump and the rest. Although Trump seems young for his age while Biden resembles a corpse.
Romney said: “It’s very difficult for the House to operate, from what I can tell and two, and perhaps more importantly, we’re probably going to have either Trump or Biden as our next president. And Biden is unable to lead on important matters and Trump is unwilling to lead on important matters.
“Today I’d say 50-50.
“If I had to bet, I’d say it could go either way.
“So much can happen between now and then.”
He also said he talked “many times” to Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), who is flirting with third party run.
“I lobby continuously that it would only elect Trump.
“People respond to new news,” Romney said. “They don’t respond to old news. I mean, January 6th is old news. The documents, it’s old news. The call to Raffensberger , it’s old news.
“I’m not going out on a farewell tour.
“I’m not leaving the party, not retiring.
“You cannot expect me to hit the beach. I’m going to be as productive as I possibly can be.
“I don’t think the next seven and a half years in the Senate would be productive.
“You’ve got both Biden and Trump saying we won’t touch entitlements,” he said.
“I think, ‘How irresponsible is that!’”