Politicos play the odds. That’s why they poll often, checking the pulse of the nation.
In the old days, they listened to the people. However today, polls exist only to reinforce (false) narratives.
After getting private assurances that a proposed investigation into Burisma wouldn’t become a public spectacle, Sen. Mitt Romney said Friday he would vote to issue a subpoena to the Ukrainian energy company at the heart of Republican concerns about former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Romney, who had raised concerns that a Senate probe “appears political,” met with Sen. Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican and chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, about the probe that the Utah senator feared would end up another political foray to impact the 2020 presidential election.
“Senator Romney has expressed his concerns to Chairman Johnson, who has confirmed that any interview of the witness would occur in a closed setting without a hearing or public spectacle,” Liz Johnson, a spokesman for Romney, said Friday, according to several news outlets. “He will, therefore, vote to let the chairman proceed to obtain the documents that have been offered.”
Joseph Cofer Black, a national security adviser for Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, reportedly sits on the board of directors of the Ukrainian company Burisma Holdings that employed Hunter.
On Thursday, Politico acknowledged that Romney’s skepticism could have derailed Johnson’s effort to subpoena records in connection to its Ukraine-linked investigation into the Bidens.
Interesting turn of events.
Because last Thursday Romney expressed disdain towards the investigation launched by Republicans into the crooked Bidens. Romney implied that the probe was politically motivated. Romney told reporters at several news outlets Thursday.
“There’s no question but that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political, and I think people are tired of these kinds of political investigations,”
At the time, Romney declared that he was “considering” a vote to support a GOP subpoena for records linked to the probe. But now consideration has turned to full support.
Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI), who is leading the effort to obtain the subpoena, reportedly convinced Romney to now support the investigation.
I think Romney changed his mind for a different reason.
Like other #NeverTrumpers, Romney feels the pressure of continued losing. So he needs to get something in the win column.
Considering all that looms over the heads of Democrats, siding with them on anything is fraught with potential peril.
John Durham’s report weighs heavy on the minds of the traitors who tried the coup against President Trump. And then there is that pesky presidential election.
Trump’s odds of winning increase daily, and that will continue. Biden may not last the rest of the campaign, and Democrats only have Bernie Sanders in the wings. To call their situation desperate is to grossly understate their position.
Romney now plays the odds. He’s been anti-Trump from the beginning, but Trump forgives easily. However, Romney will kiss the ring to get forgiveness. And he will provide a pound of flesh for insurance.