Mitt Romney's second coming

Mitt Romney
Utah Senate hopeful Mitt Romney. Photo: George Frey/Getty Images

Mitt Romney will most likely come to Washington early next year as a senator from Utah, but the former GOP presidential nominee has already begun laying out what role he hopes to play in the Republican Party, which has radically shifted under President Trump.

The big question: It's still unclear what he plans to do concerning Trump, whom he had criticized during the 2016 presidential campaign as someone who would cause the United States to "cease to be a shining city on a hill" before adopting a more conciliatory tone in recent months.