Romney uses Biden’s own words against him, calls for president to join him in retirement: ‘Time to transition’
Mitt Romney, the Utah senator and former Republican presidential nominee, is calling on President Joe Biden to join him in retiring from politics and issuing a rallying call for “a peaceful transition of power.”
In an interview with CBS News on Tuesday, Romney pointed out that at a town hall last week, Biden said his own political career had become “tiresome” and stressed how important it is for politicians to know when it is time to transition.
Romney argued that this comment was an indirect reference to Biden’s status in the White House, and he suggested that the two of them should heed the call they made together and both retire from politics.
“I heard what the president said recently about it being time to move on,” Romney said. “Let’s both move on and enjoy some of the other aspects of our lives which make us fulfilling.”
Romney also added that Biden has fulfilled the obligation to serve in government and has earned “dignity and respect,” and it is now time to ensure a peaceful transition of power.