Mitt Romney Claims Putin Wants A New “Soviet Union”

( During a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, failed presidential candidate and current Utah Senator Mitt Romney said that he remains concerned at Russia’s ambition, arguing that it is unlikely that they would stop after invading Ukraine.

Romney said that the Russian president’s ambition is “much broader” than that, and whatever may happen in Ukraine would be an “appetizer for a growing appetite on his part.”

It comes as tens of thousands of Russian troops remain stationed on the border with Ukraine, with tensions rising between the two countries and Russia appearing more likely than ever to take steps to encroach into Ukrainian territory as it did with Crimea in 2014/

Speaking on KSL Newsradio last Wednesday, Romney added that the racking up of troops and military resources on the border is “obviously a very hostile act” and that it is “outrageous” for Russian to threaten a democratic, sovereign nation without any provocation in order to strengthen its own economy and country.

It sounds exactly like what China is doing with Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Notice how these things weren’t happening under President Donald Trump? Talk of the invasion of Taiwan of Ukraine was virtually non-existent when the rest of the world knew that the United States had a president willing to step in and stop it.

Romney noted the Taiwan comparison, too, saying that the world is now seeing some of the worst actors on the planet coming out and making threats in a way that we haven’t seen since the Second World War.

It’s hard to admit it, but Romney is right on this one. But then again, even a broken clock is right twice a day.