A bit of news on this Sunday evening: Mitt Romney is doing Mitt Romney things again.
The “severely conservative” senator from Utah decided to take to social media and trash Tulsi Gabbard. But he didn’t just disagree with her viewpoint. Rather, he actually accused her of treason.
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Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 13, 2022
Given the timing of Romney’s outburst, it can only be in relation to one Gabbard comment because she’s only posted one thing in the last two days. Here’s what she had to say.
There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world. We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured & pathogens destroyed pic.twitter.com/dhDTH5smIG— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 13, 2022
For the life of me, I can’t figure out why establishment figures are so triggered by the mention of the bio-labs in Ukraine. They absolutely exist. The United States has been helping fund them, including offering direct support, as part of a 2005 agreement to contain and manage hazardous materials at the labs. Notice that Gabbard makes no further claims about bio-weapons and the like. She only cites the risk of deadly pathogens being released, which is factually true in regards to the current risks.
So why is Romney freaking out? Is it really so difficult to say “Yeah, the labs are there, but there’s nothing nefarious going on?” Instead, figures like the Utah senator and various “fact-checkers” rush to scream “Russia propaganda” while claiming it’s misinformation to even acknowledge their existence. Even dumber, it is the Pentagon that is warning that Russia could capture one of the labs lab and carry out an attack with its contents.
Try to square that circle.
.@CBSDavidMartin says that a Pentagon official he talked to this morning said there is no movement of chemical weapons into Ukraine, but the concern is that Russia may move to seize a biomedical research facility, weaponize a pathogen, then blame it on Ukraine & the U.S. pic.twitter.com/lKAxxCGgmv— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) March 13, 2022
Regardless, my big issue here isn’t who’s right or wrong on the merits. Rather, it’s the ridiculous use of the word “treason” by Romney. I get the dude is a neocon, but come on, treason is not defined as whatever you want it to be. The United States is not at war with Russia. Gabbard, misguided or not, is not offering aid and comfort to an enemy nation, a legal standard that goes well beyond the expression of free speech. Joe Biden is currently working with the Russians to try to secure an Iran deal. Is Biden now guilty of treason in Romney’s eyes?
Out of all the things that are dangerous in regards to what’s going on with Russia right now, Tulsi Gabbard saying something on Twitter doesn’t even register. Yet, in true Romney fashion, he has chosen to lash out at everyone but those who are most responsible for the current crisis. When it comes to Biden, Romney always chooses his words carefully, usually not naming the president. When it comes to Gabbard (or a Republican), he comes out guns blazing. That’s not a coincidence.
You can disagree with someone without being ridiculous about it. Romney’s comments are hysterical and dumb. That some people actually think this guy is the best Republican nominee in 2024 because he said something negative about Russia in 2012 is even dumber. Romney is a flip-flopping establishment neocon, and that will never be accepted by the broader Republican Party again, and for good reason.
Original Article from Redstate
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this idiot needs to go away
I don’t know if the stories of the bio-labs are propaganda or not, but Romney accusing anyone of treason is laughable. He turned against the American people and supported Biden on everything Biden has bungled. He supported Pelosi on her witch-hunt to vilify the best president we have had since Washington, and his loyalty to this country is very much questionable. He is slime just like the rest of the “deep-state” and we as a human race would be made better by their disappearance from this planet.
Cant believe I voted for this guy when he ran for the presidency. He is so out of touch he must be suffering from early stage dementia.
screw mit romnet…he is a god damn idiot !!!
Ask Mittens if he ever served in the military or did he do the cowardly thing and dodge the draft. He has gall saying Tulsi committed treason.
That’s rich, A draft dodger calling an American patriot and warrior treasonous. What a POS!
That’s rich, A POS draft dodger calling an American Patriot and warrior a traitor. If anyone is a traitor to this country is Mittens.
The neocon Mittster calling an American treasonous needs to buy a mirror and look in it.
I will not vote for President if Romney is the Republican candidate in 2024!!!