Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) confirmed Thursday that he wont challenge President Donald Trump for a Republican primary, saying Trump will likely be reelected in 2020.
“There is no circumstance I can conceive of, where I would run for national office,” the former Republican presidential candidate said while answering questions on a roundtable discussion on vaping in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to local news outlet KUTV.
He then said that Trump will secure the GOP nomination and get reelected in 2020.
Romney, a Republican critic of Trump, also said he isnt concerned about any criticism that Trump made against him.
“My job is to try and represent the people of the state as well as I can,” he said. “Generally, Im with the president on policy.”
Romney noted that he votes with Trump about 80 percent of the time. “So, I agree with him most of the time,” he added.
Meanwhile, Romney was asked about whether Trump should be impeached and removed from office. He wouldnt weigh in.
“I would have to look at the evidence as its presented,” he said, according to CBS News.
“Ill keep an open mind until and unless there is some kind of decision reached by the House,” he added. “Its a purposeful effort on my part to stay unbiased and to see the evidence as its brought forward.”