After Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of his criminal co-conspirator Roger Stone last night, Republican Senator Mitt Romney launched a scorching attack on Trump’s corruption this morning. As the day went on, Republican Senator Pat Toomey offered a more subtle criticism of Trump’s handling of Stone. It turns out Trump is less than happy about it.
Trump tweeted this utterly bizarre late night meltdown, falsely accusing a number of people of gibberish and imaginary crimes:
Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign? Do they care if Comey, McCabe, Page & her lover, Peter S, the whole group, ran rampant, wild & unchecked – lying & leaking all the way? NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2020
We award Pat Toomey no points for speaking out against Donald Trump in a manner that’s too little too late; Toomey voted to acquit Donald Trump even though he knew Trump was guilty and dangerous. But at least Toomey is getting under Trump’s skin – and Mitt Romney perhaps finally isn’t quite standing alone on the GOP side.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report