Romney: GOP 'has strayed' from what he once knew

The Republican Party has strayed from the principles that Sen. Mitt Romney once knew it for, he lamented on Sunday.Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” the Utah Republican and past GOP presidential nominee said his party has taken a “different course” from its embrace of free trade, concerns about government spending and hawkishness on Russia.Instead, he said, it has pivoted toward emulating President Donald Trump. “The party that I knew is one that was very concerned about Russia and [Vladimir] Putin and Kim Jong Un and North Korea, and we pushed back aggressively against them,” Romney said. “We were a party concerned about balancing the budget.”Romney, now a persistent critic of Trump, has often been alone among Republicans in his criticism, most notably when he voted to convict Trump on one of the impeachment charges against him. Trump, impeached by the House last year, was acquitted by the Senate.Romney

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By Jesse Naranjo

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