Mr. Romney said some in the GOP have lost their way, while others have shared forward-looking visions for the future, including a dozen or so Republicans flirting with running against Mr. Trump for the party’s presidential nod.
“If President Trump continues in his campaign, I am not sure they can, any one of them, can make it through and beat him,” Mr. Romney, an outspoken Trump critic, said at a Washington Post virtual event. “He has such a strong base of, I don’t know, 30% or 40% of the Republican voters or maybe more, it is going to be hard to knock him off as our nominee.”
Mr. Trump is the frontrunner in the Republican race, but the disappointing showing of Trump-backed candidates in the midterm elections has provided more ammunition for hisGOP critics who want the party to move past the former president and his stolen election claims.
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