Romney breaks with GOP on judicial nominee who disparaged Obama in 2011

Romney breaks with GOP on judicial nominee who disparaged Obama in 2011
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[Ed. – It’s all about the tone.]

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney broke with President Trump and the rest of his party Tuesday to oppose the confirmation of a federal judge who had referred to former president Barack Obama as an “un-American impostor.”

Romney (Utah) was the only voting senator to break ranks on a party-line vote to seat Michael J. Truncale on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

In a brief interview after the vote, Romney mentioned 2011 comments Truncale made to a women’s group in Beaumont, Tex., in which he spoke about Obama.

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“There were some things that he said about President Obama that were disparaging, and as a Republican presidential nominee, I felt I just couldn’t go along with that for a judge,” Romney said Tuesday.

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