A couple of days ago, Reason editor Robby Soave made a pretty big claim: it’s “pretty obvious” that the one Republican who can handily defeat Joe Biden in 2024 is … Mitt Romney. Soave reasoned that Romney “would almost certainly attract independent, moderate and even Democratic voters — perhaps enough of them to win something approaching a landslide, if current conditions hold.” He’d also turn off a lot of Republican voters who’d rather stay home than stand in line for the guy who lost to debate moderator Candy Crowley.
And in this corner, we have former Democratic presidential candidate Tusli Gabbard, who is pushing the accusation that there are several United States-backed biolabs in Ukraine.
There are 25+ US-funded biolabs in Ukraine which if breached would release & spread deadly pathogens to US/world. We must take action now to prevent disaster. US/Russia/Ukraine/NATO/UN/EU must implement a ceasefire now around these labs until they’re secured & pathogens destroyed pic.twitter.com/dhDTH5smIG
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 13, 2022
Russia is certainly happy with Gabbard, featuring her interview with Tucker Carlson on Russian state TV. But Romney is calling her out for her “treasonous lies.”
Tulsi Gabbard is parroting false Russian propaganda. Her treasonous lies may well cost lives.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 13, 2022
The bar for "treason" keeps dropping. Beginning to think the uniparty doesn't hate Putin — they want to emulate his speech codes. https://t.co/f8bGKqN0R0
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) March 13, 2022
That’s LTC Gabbard to you. I don’t need to hear one damn word from anyone in your non-serving family about patriotism.
And I don’t even agree with her, but at least she and I served – unlike you and your entire family of free riders – and we’ll both say whatever we want. Jerk. https://t.co/G5dXBzhBvu
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 13, 2022
She served. You didn't.
— IrishTea1 (@IrishTea1) March 13, 2022
The way he’s going after her you’d think she was a Republican.
— …more in sorrow than in anger. (@sowhatyouresay3) March 13, 2022
— Johnny (@TXTerror83) March 13, 2022
— Justin Hart (@justin_hart) March 13, 2022
I supported you when you ran but your actions over the past several years have been those of a sell out. You have no room to go after others. Bye.
— NewsieOne (@TeeWeeTweets) March 13, 2022
Mitt is just mad conservatives like Tulsi more than they like him 😂
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) March 13, 2022
— Ted Howze DVM (@Ted_Howze) March 13, 2022
“Treason”? Seriously? Get a grip.
— Christina Pushaw 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) March 13, 2022
It's only treasonous if our country is Ukraine.
I don't think it's Ukraine.
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) March 13, 2022
Romney might have a point, but throwing around the word “treason” has come a bit too easily to some people lately.
Reason editor says it’s pretty obvious the Republican with the best chance of beating Biden in 2024 is … Mitt Romney https://t.co/Yru76HuqYU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 12, 2022