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Mitt Romney breaks from party against Trump judiciary pick who called Obama ‘un-American’

Bailey Vogt The Washington TimesMay 15, 2019

Sen. Mitt Romney became the only Republican to vote against one of President Trump judicial nominees for his past statements about former President Barack Obama.

Mr. Romney voted “no” against Michael Truncale to represent the Eastern District of Texas as a federal judge for calling Obama a “un-American imposter” in 2011.

Mr. Truncale said he was”merely expressing frustration by what I perceived as a lack of overt patriotism on behalf of President Obama,” adding he believed Mr. Obama was an American citizen as he did not believe in “birtherism.”

The Utah Republican still voted no, adding his comments were the main reason for his deviation.

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