Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) sounded the alarm Monday in a robust essay in The Atlantic warning that the nation is “in denial,” and we’re ignoring critical threats that could possibly be “cataclysmic” to its very existence.
“When a famend conservative former federal appellate decide testifies that we’re already in a war for our democracy and that January 6, 2021, was a real constitutional disaster, MAGA loyalists snicker that he speaks slowly and have fun that most individuals weren’t watching,” wrote the annoyed senator.
Romney was referring to the highly effective testimony final month earlier than the Jan. 6 Home panel by retired Choose J. Michael Luttig. He referred to as Trump and his supporters “a clear and present danger to American democracy” for his or her makes an attempt to toss out the outcomes of a presidential election they didn’t like, including, “Our democracy right this moment is on a knife’s edge.”
Romney additionally pointed to the hurt already wreaked by international warming in harmful droughts, the dearth of motion on mounting authorities debt and unlawful immigration.
But too little is being achieved to handle these critical threats, he wrote.
The “blithe dismissal of doubtless cataclysmic threats” is fueled by denial and a “highly effective impulse to imagine what we hope to be the case” that happens “throughout the political spectrum.”
“Bolstering” that inclination are the “fastidiously constructed, prejudice-confirming arguments from the same old gang of sophists, grifters, and truth-deniers.”
Romney notes how Individuals have lived for many years in a “very forgiving time” with a steady local weather and a usually sturdy economic system and democracy, however there’s no margin for main error now.
He’s satisfied the reply is sweet management. (He has no plans to run for the White House again, he advised HuffPost in April.)
He hopes for a president who can “rise above the din to unite us behind the reality.”
“President Joe Biden is a genuinely good man, however he has but been unable to interrupt by means of our nationwide illness of denial, deceit and mistrust.”
“A return of Donald Trump would feed the illness, most likely rendering it incurable,” he warned.
Within the meantime, Romney stated it’s as much as “fathers and moms, lecturers and nurses, clergymen and rabbis, businessmen and businesswomen, journalists and pundits” to all rise above our “grievances and resentments” and “grasp the mantle of management our nation so badly wants.”
Take a look at the full essay here.