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Buck Sexton slams Romney, Murkowski ‘stabbing his own side’ for ‘elite’ endorsement of Jackson vote

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As three Republican senators pledge to vote to confirm Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, radio host Buck Sexton says two of them are simply looking to promote themselves and gain media endorsement of the establishment.

On “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” the hosts agreed that third yes, Maine Sen. Susan Collins “essentially stands by her principles,” regardless of whether they themselves or other conservative Americans are consistent with the personal principles of the legislator. are.

Host Clay Travis said Collins used to give “deference” to the incumbent president’s nominees and noted how she gave a fiery speech in support of Trump’s nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.


Mitt Romney speaks at a 2012 evening campaign rally in Denver.

However, with regard to Sens. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sexton said the former is seeking establishment praise while the latter is making a political calculation ahead of her contested re-election bid this fall.

“[Romney] was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012 – just as we talk about the GOP and some of its failures, just remember that was the guy,” the former CIA officer said.

“But, there’s a specific Republican disease through which people get into elective office and – and, like [Travis] pointed out with the New York Times, they are so quick to stab each other in the back for the slightest pat on the head of Democratic elites – just for a few crumbs from the Vanity Fair table,” he added. “And all of a sudden they forget why they got there in the first place.”

Travis agreed, adding that he felt Romney’s vote against repealing TSA mask mandates and his participation in a Black Lives Matter march were even more inexplicable as a conservative.


Buck Sexton slams Romney, Murkowski ‘stabbing his own side’ for ‘elite’ endorsement of Jackson vote

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) asks questions during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing
(Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS)

Sexton said Murkowski’s vote against Kavanaugh should be “unforgivable” for the electorate on the final frontier.

Back at Romney, the hosts said the Utah senator was looking for “cheap fake virtue” and compared him to former Republicans who now work at MSNBC, like show hosts Joe Scarborough and Nicole Wallace.

“It’s really the equivalent of some of these former Republicans who rushed to MSNBC, and maybe they still call themselves Republicans, or maybe they call themselves independents and whatever they do is go on air to trash the side they’re supposed to support and represent — or did at some point,” Sexton said. “It’s pathetic. There’s a reason traitors and traitors are in the final circle of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. There’s just something so unseemly about being that person who turns on his side to amuse those who despise you.”


Buck Sexton slams Romney, Murkowski ‘stabbing his own side’ for ‘elite’ endorsement of Jackson vote

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

He added: “The left hates Mitt Romney, they’re not going to say he’s a good guy for that.”

Travis said the 2022 Senate map looks like Republicans, if they win a seat or two, Romney or a re-elected Murkowski could become the GOP’s ‘Joe Manchin’; in reference to the moderate Democrat from West Virginia who often stood up to his party in close votes.


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