“The more these people leave, the uglier people will replace them,” said Miller, a writer for The Bulwark. said MSNBC’s Chris Hayes On Wednesday.
Romney was “serious about governing,” Miller said, noting that the senator had worked with Democrats on a range of issues, such as infrastructure, gun reform and the Electoral Count Reform Act.
“Again, that is the minimum of what we expect from our legislators, but there are so few left on the Republican side,” he said.
Romney announced Wednesday that he would not run for re-election in 2024, marking the likely end of his two-decade political career.
His departure represents the loss of a unique Senate voice of a Republican willing to confront and break with his own party, still firmly in the grip of Donald Trump.
He was the only Republican senator to vote to remove Trump for abuse of power in the former president’s first impeachment trial. He also voted to convict following Trump’s second impeachment for inciting the January 6, 2021 insurrection.