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Mitt Romney Says Biden Was Only Voted In To ‘Stop The Crazy’ Of Trump

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President Joe Biden should remember he was elected to ‘stop the crazy’ of Donald Trump rather than ‘transform America’ through his progressive agenda, Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney suggested on Sunday.

The moderate GOP legislator told NBC’s Meet The Press there is ‘no question that the nation is severely divided’ and Biden’s had a ‘bad’ first year in office.

‘President Biden said he was going to try to unite the country,’ Romney said, adding that ‘his comments in Georgia did not suggest he’s trying to pull us back together again.’

He was referencing a fiery speech Biden delivered in Georgia last Tuesday while pushing for Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation — an effort that stalled that same week after the president failed to get moderates Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin on board to change Senate rules that would allow the bill to pass without Republican support.

Biden said Tuesday there was ‘no option’ but to abolish the filibuster in order for Democrats to pass the reforms with a simple Senate majority. He also compared opponents of his voting rights legislation to racist historical figures like George Wallace and Jefferson Davis.

Democrats are still teeing up a vote on election reform this week.

During his NBC appearance Romney publicly advised Biden to remember how much of his 2020 support came from people who simply wanted Trump out of office.

‘He’s got to recognize that when he was elected, people were not looking for him to transform America. They were looking to get back to normal, to stop the crazy,’ Romney said.

‘It seems like we’re continuing to see the kinds of policy and promotions that are not accepted by the American people.’

And it’s not just on the voting rights front, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate said, before listing off the Biden administration’s first-year policy crises.

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‘He’s had a bad year,’ Romney said. ‘I mean, people are 7 percent poorer now because of Biden inflation. Gasoline prices are, what, 50 percent higher than they were when he took office.’

‘The border is a mess. COVID was resurgent, but he didn’t have in place the tests people needed to keep themselves safe. And then, of course, there was the disaster in Afghanistan. Russia’s now threatening Ukraine.

‘Things are not going well, and the president needs to stop and reset and say what is it he’s trying to accomplish.’

He added: ‘And if it’s to try and transform America, he is not going to unite us.’

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