Sen. Mitt Romney, as a presidential candidate in 2012, warned that Russia is the United States’ top geopolitical foe. So he owes the people of Utah an explanation of why he voted to lift sanctions on a Russian company whose owner has close ties to Putin.

Is this just another example of Romney’s well-known duplicity, or is he making his political bones with the Senate’s Republican establishment and Donald J. Trump? At a time when Russia has clearly interfered with our elections and compromised some of our government officials, this is no time to be rewarding Russian klepto oligarchs by setting them free to profit.

Former Gov. Jon Huntsman once called Romney “a well-lubricated weather vane”? He sure called that spade a spade.

Mike and Geri Hodge, Cedar City