Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is asking the Republican Party to focus on helping the public instead of pursuing “pointless investigations.”
The nation is still awaiting the results of several races of the 2022 midterm elections, which will determine which party will control the House and the Senate. The GOP ought to work with the opposing party to fix issues affecting people in the United States, including inflation and climate change, the Utah senator wrote in an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal.
“Robert Frost and politics don’t really mix, but his famous allegory is apt: Two roads diverge before this potential GOP majority,” Romney wrote. “The one ‘less travelled by’ would be to pass bills that would make things better for the American people. The more tempting and historically more frequented road would be to pursue pointless investigations, messaging bills, threats and government shutdowns. The road we choose could make ‘all the difference.'”
Romney noted how exit polls stated that “inflation remains a top voter concern” and to address this, Congress needs to work on changes to “revenues, benefits and eligibility” without getting rid of any programs and without affecting near-retirees.
For climate change, the senator recommended working on reducing global emissions through funding technology research that can be used across the world and “slapping penalties on imports from prolific emitters.”
Romney also addressed election integrity, a growing concern among the GOP. Romney stated that both parties have voiced their concern over this issue and that it needed to be addressed if the U.S. aims to be a model for democracy around the world.
“Two roads are available,” Romney wrote. “I hope Congress and the White House engage to make a difference rather than to make more noise.”
Ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, several members of the Republican Party implied they would be conducting multiple investigations into several prominent U.S. government officials should the GOP have a majority in Congress. The people who would be investigated include Hunter Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
For the GOP to control Congress, the party needs a net gain of at least five seats in the House and a net gain of one seat in the Senate. As of Friday morning, the Republican Party has 49 Senate seats against the Democrats’ 48 seats, while the GOP has 211 House seats against the Democrats’ 192 seats.