Trump sycophant J.R. Romano has stepped down as chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party six months before his term ends.
Most Republican candidates found digging a toe-hold during Romano’s tenure was met by cement. Many legislative incumbents collapsed under the weight of Trumpism and Romano’s unapologetic rejoinders on the president’s behalf in moderate Connecticut.
Several leading Republicans called for Romano’s resignation following arrest of Congressional candidate Thomas Gilmer over an alleged domestic assault that Republican insiders apparently knew about for months.
Then in November stiff party losses in the state legislature followed with Trump leading the ticket.
Romano’s a cocksure operative who catered to the Trump narrative the past four years that played well in parts of Connecticut such as The Valley geographic area but cratered in larger region Fairfield County loathe to the demagoguery where Republicans lost traditionally safe seats to Democrats.
Romano wrote in an email to party regulars:
“After much personal reflection, I am officially resigning my chairmanship. The decision is what’s best for the organization to move forward. It is time for a new voice to be heard from the Connecticut Republicans.”