To say most Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump were less than impressed with Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) vote to convict Trump on one of the two articles of impeachment would be nothing short of an understatement.
Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro falls into that camp, and she dedicated a segment of her show on Saturday to emphasizing just how little respect she has for the turncoat senator and former presidential nominee while also demanding he “get the hell out” of the U.S. Senate.
Mitt Romney a “non-leader”
“This week we witnessed the difference between a leader and a wanna-be,” Pirro opened. “Permit me to introduce you to a non-leader, the first United States senator in American history to vote to convict a president of his own party, Mitt Romney.”
She went on to blast him as “the sole and only Republican to vote to convict President Trump.”
“How dare he? How could he? And why would he?” Pirro asked. “Mitt dared to do what he thought was good for him individually, not for the party, not for us, and certainly not for America.”
“What a bunch of phonies”
The former judge noted that Romney’s vote changed nothing, and the only people he impressed with his bold stand against Trump were the president’s haters on the far left.
She took issue with Romney’s appeal to his faith in God as a reason for his vote, opining: “Do you ever wonder why people never mention God or religion — only bring it up when they get caught doing something or when they need an excuse for something they did?”
Comparing that to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s oft-repeated claim that she “prays” for President Trump, Pirro said, “Who do these people think they’re fooling? What a bunch of phonies. I can’t wait to hear what they’re gonna tell St. Peter when they get there.”
“Get the hell out”
After running through the facts of the case, Pirro declared that Romney’s hate for the president was the primary reason for his vote to convict, and said, “Your jealousy of [Trump] is a constant rage burning within you because you can never rise to the heights that he has. Because guys like you fold like wusses and you don’t have any selflessness or the ability to think about others, as Donald Trump has thought about making America first.”
The fiery primetime host proceeded to describe Romney as an “embarrassment” and a “loser” who “choked” in the 2012 election before continuing to make her strong feelings known.
Pirro characterized the senator as “arrogant” for being among those who called for Trump’s ouster. “He should be removed from office?” Pirro asked incredulously. “For what? So you can try to make another move for president? I got news for you, you’ve got no moves left.
“At your request, Donald Trump supported you in 2012 and 2018, and like a snake in the grass you turned on him,” she concluded. “I have an idea: You need to be removed from office. How about you get the hell out of the United States Senate? The people of Utah are furious with you and your dream of endearing yourself to the Trump-hating left is a joke.”