MITT Romney believes Donald Trump would win the GOP nomination for 2024 "by a landslide" – but said he won't vote for him.
The Utah Republican on Wednesday said of the former president: "I don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I'm pretty sure he will win the [GOP] nomination."
But according to Mail Online, the conservative lawmaker refused to answer if he would campaign against the former president- instead replying that “he would not be voting for President Trump again.”
When pressed on his prediction for Trump be picked in 2024, Romney continued: “I think he’d win the nomination if he runs.
"I mean a lot can happen between now and 2024, Romney said in Washington."
Romney added: “I look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide."
The Utah representative was answering questions from reporters as senators arrive to vote on President Joe Biden's nominee for United Nation's ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the Capitol in Washington.
And on his refusal to comment on voting for the former president, Romney added: “I haven't voted for him in the past, and I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican party that I represent."
Romney was among the seven Republican senators who joined Democrats in voting in favour of convicting Trump over his role in the events leading to the US Capitol Protests on January 6 assault on the Capitol.
Romney is also the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump in both of his impeachment trials.
Trump, however, was ultimately acquitted in a 57-43 vote, short of the 67 total votes needed to convict him.
And after Romney's commitment to pursuing the president emerged, he was also accused of being a "deep state" agent in a proposed censure motion by Republicans after voting to impeach Donald Trump.
The motion claimed that Romney failed to "represent the average conservative Utah Republican voter," the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
And in January, Romney blasted Trump for "disrespecting voters" by telling them the Georgia "election is rigged."
Romney expressed his dismay about the president while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill.
His comments came hours ahead of the Captiol riots that took place later that day.
Referring to Republicans planning to object Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, Romney said: "I think that the gambit that we are seeing today – very disappointing."
He added: "President Trump has disrespected the American voters, has dishonored the election system and has disgraced the office of the presidency."
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