Just a week after Utah poll numbers showed Sen. Mitt Romney free-falling amongst his constituents after siding with Democrats on impeachment rules, he appears to be singing a different tune on
On Tuesday, the former presidential candidate bashed Democrats and their “outrage” to the latest impeachment rules put forth by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“Well, the changes [in the trial rules] are pretty modest and I don’t think are significant in any dramatic way. So for instance, whether something is going to be taking 12 hours per day or eight hours per day, it’s still going to be covered in the news,” Romney told CNN, according to the Washington Examiner.
“And what’s officially going into evidence doesn’t make a big difference because the senators are, of course, free to look at all the information they have that comes from the House,” he added. “I think the Democrats make a mistake when they cry outrage time and time again. If everything is an outrage, then nothing is an outrage.”
These comments come days after a new Morning Consult Poll was released showing a massive eight-point drop in Romney’s approval ratings in Utah.
In the third quarter of last year, he had a comfortable 65 percent approval rating. But in the last quarter, he dropped to 57 percent — which is around the same time he began showing signs of siding with Democrats on witnesses.
“I’m interested in hearing from John Bolton, perhaps, among others,” Romney said earlier this month.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that if additional witnesses were called to the stand, the impeachment trial could last eight weeks “or even longer.”