Twitter users are asking Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) to #MittOrGetOffThePot when it comes to the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Jimmy Kimmel launched the hashtag — a play on the slang request to stop wasting time and get on with something — on his show Tuesday.
Romney on Monday said it’s “increasingly likely” enough GOP senators will vote to allow the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton in Trump’s impeachment trial. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators late Tuesday Republicans don’t yet have enough votes to block witnesses.
Kimmel wanted to apply a little online pressure.
“The future of our democracy is in your soft, creamy hands,” Kimmel said, directly addressing Romney. “I know you want to do this.”
Check out the clip above and the response to Kimmel’s hashtag below:
Dear Republican Senators, please remember you are given the responsibility of protecting our democracy. Trump is not worth your integrity or your soul. Please vote to hear testimony. #MittOrGetOffThePot #GiveItEverything
— Sara Spector (@Miriam2626) January 29, 2020
I think @MittRomney is smart enough to know that the GOP will be in ruins after Trump.
Whoever does the right thing now, likely becomes one of the de facto leaders post-Trump. #MittOrGetOffThePot
— Ipsuel_2.0 (@Ipsuel) January 29, 2020
#MittOrGetOffThePot. Come on, @MittRomney – this is your moment. Please do the right thing. You know this is the most crucial time for our country. If we don’t have a fair and free election this time, will we ever have one again?
— cardinalfan (@judymetcalf9) January 29, 2020
Senator Romney. You were the candidate for the Republican Party once. Show your leadership again and save the party from itself. McConnell and Trump don’t represent genuine patriotic values. You are the only one who can do this. #MittOrGetOffThePot
— Jeb borders (@BigBirdFootStep) January 29, 2020
@MittRomney Senator, you have a good head on your shoulders. You can force the hand and sway some of the others, for a fair and revealing trial. Do the right thing Mr Romney👍🏻#mittorgetoffthepot
— 👽illeagle grayl13n👽 (@grayl13n) January 29, 2020