MSNBC welcomes Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney, a "new generation of mavericks" to the Senate
Andrea Mitchell: "There are so few Republican critics willing to stand up. And here you have Mitt Romney, who agrees with the president on a lot of issues"
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From the January 2 edition of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports:
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ANDREA MITCHELL (ANCHOR): Now, are some of us completely out of line to think, whoa, you know, we've lost the whole Republican Senate has lost Bob Corker, they've lost Jeff Flake. Ron -- let's see, Alexander -- Lamar Alexander is now a lame duck if you will, not running for re-election, but in the current Senate, there are so few Republican critics willing to stand up. And here you have Mitt Romney, who agrees with the president on a lot of issues on domestic policy, but disagrees with his character, with his demeanor, with his approach, you know, to public life in general. Is this the opening round of a potential 2020 run?