Mitt Romney just got one letter that will destroy his political career for good
Mitt Romney has been against President Trump since the start.
The only time he throws his support behind Trump is when he’s running for office.
And now that’s coming back to bite him after he got one letter that will destroy his political career for good.
It’s easy to act like you’re conservative when running for office, as Mitt Romney does time and time again.
But when the rubber hits the road, and massive corporations and lobbyists are knocking on the door, many will abandon their promises.
And now that he’s in the Senate, that’s exactly what Mitt Romney has done.
In recent days, he came out openly floating that he’d support a carbon tax bill, which oil and gas companies are getting behind more and more.
But just after coming out in support, 75 different conservative groups penned a letter to Congress opposing the measure.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Seventy-five conservative groups signed a public letter to Congress opposing “any carbon tax” days after reports that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney openly considered backing carbon tax bill.
“We oppose any carbon tax,” conservative groups, led by Americans for Tax Reform, wrote in their letter, which was published online Monday morning.
While the letter is not specifically aimed at Romney, it’s meant to warn Republicans that their conservative base is not in favor of taxing carbon dioxide emissions.
Only a few GOP lawmakers have backed carbon tax legislation, but there’s been a growing lobbying effort by some groups to get Republicans to back a carbon tax as a way to fight global warming.
Big corporations, including oil and gas companies, have increasingly embraced a carbon tax. Exact proposals vary, but supporters often push carbon taxes in exchange for tax cuts elsewhere, fewer regulations or a liability shield against climate change lawsuits.
There’s no telling what Romney will do now.
But these carbon tax measures are traditionally supported by the far-Left as a way to combat “climate change.”
Left-wing socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez back measures like these.
So the fact that Romney is now backing the measure is a bad sign about his future, and is sure to come back to bite him at re-election time.