President-elect Joe Biden stepped to the microphone once again to effusively shower Sen. Mitt Romney with praise.
According to Salt Lake Tribune, Biden proclaimed that Romney was a “man of enormous integrity” for opposing President Trump at every turn as well as for his media-amplified opposition to other Republican Senators including Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley for raising objections to Electoral College votes.
Biden at a news conference hailed those Republicans who have stood up to Trump, including Romney by name, and hoped aloud that more will follow their example.
“I spoke to Mitt this morning again. This is a man of enormous integrity, enormous integrity, who lives his faith,” Biden said. “And I ran against him” with Barack Obama in 2012, when Romney was the GOP presidential nominee.
Biden praised how Romney and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stood up to Trump and his supporters who tried to overturn the election by challenging electoral vote results.
From Red State:
Before we get to reading between the lines regarding what Biden really meant in his gushing over Romney yesterday, let’s flashback to what President Obama’s former veep had to say about his newfound Republican friend at the time they were running against each other in 2012:
Though no doubt Romney was pleased with Biden’s praise, and the media predictably swooned, what’s really what’s happening here is clear: This isn’t about Biden respecting Romney. It’s about Biden using Romney in hopes he’ll support Democrats against Trump as he did during the last impeachment merry-go-round, writes Red State.
Biden knows Romney’s penchant for craving acceptance from the very same people who have accused him of vile things in the past, and he’s using it against him here in an effort to put one final nail in Trump’s political coffin. Sadly, Romney is so desperate to be “respected” by Beltway Democrats that he’ll probably go along with it.
Note: This is an opinion article.