Mitt Romney’s Physical Safety in Jeopardy
Utah’s Senator Mitt Romney may be one of the most hated politicians in America at this time, well, next to Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, and Nadler. The world knows what he did by going against the grain and being recognized as a traitor among Republican Senators and President Donald Trump. His career as a politician in the Republican party may very well be over since Romney is now an outcast. He is no longer allowed to attend any GOP functions. Outrage over this Senator’s actions has now led to death threats, and his physical safety is in jeopardy.
The backlash from the Senator’s vote to impeach the president on the first article has led to angry posts across social media to rid and exile Romney. If there are any Senators left to defend Romney, they are begging him to stay away from any and all major Conservative gatherings.
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference, made the announcement Romney is “formally NOT invited” to the four-day event. Among the Conservatives, no one wants him around anymore. Outside of the politicians, those who show signs of caring feel it is best for his own safety.
Schlapp stated in an interview with Greta Van Susteren from “Full Court Press,” “We won’t credential him as a conservative. I suppose if he wants to come as a nonconservative and debate an issue with us, maybe in the future, we would have him come. This year, I would actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him.”
Romney is highly praised and favored among the Democrats. Maybe they could protect him. Perhaps he ought to become one of them. He follows their pattern of hatred.
Democrats lashed out at Schlapp for his comment and banning Romney. Democrat Senator Joe Manchin III told the “Fake News” CNN, “It’s hard to believe that we have stooped this low.” Manchin went as far as to call Romney “honorable.” What is so “honorable” about voting to impeach a president who did nothing wrong?
Atlantic writer McKay Coppins wrote an article stating, “This is remarkable! Romney is “an outspoken dissident in Trump’s Republican Party who found his voice just in time for the president’s impeachment trial.”
Schlapp denied he made any threats toward the Senator and his family. He stated he has “no beef with Romney’s family and hopes they have happy, healthy lives away from politics.” The head of the conference added, “I wish Gov Romney no harm I just want him to find a new hobby away from destroying GOP momentum.”
Sunday, in the interview, Schlapp continued to tell Van Susteren, Romney is a “use ‘em and lose ’em kind of guy.” Romney used President Trump to get what he needed from the president in his support. Trump endorsed Romney, and once Romney got reelected, this is the thanks the president receives.
Schlapp called the CPAC, “the largest gathering of grassroots conservatives on the planet.” He told of how Romney did something similar to the CPAC. Schlapp stated, “He said he was going to be an extreme conservative, that he was the most conservative guy in the world, and when he came to CPAC, after 2012, he doesn’t want to have anything to do with us.”
In 2013, Romney appeared for a speech at the CPAC and never returned. Romney told the crowd, “As someone who just lost the last election, I’m probably not the best person to chart the course for the next election.” The Senator never returned to the annual event. So why would anyone need this type of Senator?
It is like the old saying goes, “With friends like that, who needs enemies?” Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee who is also Romney’s niece, had this to say about her uncle’s actions, “This is not the first time I have disagreed with Mitt, and I imagine it will not be the last.”
The RNC had this to say in an email with the subject line, “Mitt Romney turns his back on Utah.” President Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., posted on Twitter at the same time, stating, “He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the GOP.”
All Romney could come up with was this statement, “I will tell my children and their children that I did my duty to the best of my ability, believing that my country expected it of me.” No, we expected a lot better!