In a statement on Friday, Republican Senator and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Trump in the aftermath of the Mueller report.
“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Romney said, in a sanctimonious diatribe that many felt was reminiscent to former Senator Jeff Flake.
I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction: pic.twitter.com/ACnExskqXJ
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 19, 2019
While claiming he felt it was “good news” that the Mueller report found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of President Trump, Romney admonished Trump’s staff and supporters, who he suggested “welcomed help from Russia.”
Despite the Mueller probe lasting nearly three years and costing American taxpayers over $30 million dollars, its ultimate vindication of President Trump, who faced allegations of collusion and obstruction of justice, has left Trump’s critics bitter and embarrassed.
For Romney, who has increasingly come to represent the dwindling group of Republicans opposed to President Trump, remarking on the outcome of the Mueller probe quickly invited harsh, bipartisan criticism.