(Tea Party PAC) – Turncoat RINO Mitt Romney predictably decided to side with the Democrats on Friday’s vote on more witnesses during the Senate impeachment trial.
And it’s going to cost him a lot of popularity among his caucus–if he had any to begin with, that is.
The failed presidential candidate and open Trump-basher has now been “formally not invited” to attend this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, after he decided to join the Dems in their push for more witnesses for absolutely no good reason.
“The ‘extreme conservative’ and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp announced in a tongue-in-cheek post on Twitter.
The President himself will be the keynote speaker at the event, which takes place at the end of February.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Romney and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine were the only Republicans who voted with Democrats on Friday in the failed attempt to allow additional witnesses to be heard in the trial. The final vote of 51-49 shot down a weeks-long Democratic effort to hear witnesses, such as former national security adviser John Bolton and others, and set the stage for a final vote to acquit the president next week.
Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were ultimately the swing GOP votes, sticking with the party and voting against the effort while Democrats began to discredit the process as a “sham.” Romney, who is not up for reelection until 2024, was roundly condemned for bucking the party though some, like Utah’s Republican senior Senator Mike Lee did come to his defense.
Mitt Romney is a good friend and an excellent Senator. We have disagreed about a lot in this trial. But he has my respect for the thoughtfulness, integrity, and guts he has shown throughout this process. Utah and the Senate are lucky to have him.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) January 31, 2020
Lee is a frequent CPAC attendee himself, as is Romney, who has spoken at the event in the past, including the year after his failed 2012 bid for the White House.
This year will certainly be far more exciting and will feature figures like Diamond and Silk, Candace Owens, Rep. Devin Nunes, Mark Levin, and even Brexit leader Nigel Farage, fresh off of his epic Brexit victory.
Schlapp and CPAC were criticized by some, but who really cares that much?
a cult https://t.co/Pd8oQNHYaS
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 31, 2020
oh what a calamity how will Mitt ever be able to carry on https://t.co/7vsYOPzEuh
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 31, 2020
I am so disappointed in Romney. What a traitor and I don't use that loosely. Trump supported him completely in his bid for the senate. Romney has done everything to betray Trump. I never would have believed it but there it is.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) January 26, 2020
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) February 1, 2020
Epic Burn. 🔥🤣
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 1, 2020
I am going to CPAC because my dreams became memes.
And I didn't betray the president 40 times.
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) January 31, 2020
Good riddance… It’s about time Mitt Romney be held accountable for his actions.
— Jason Lewis (@LewisForMN) February 1, 2020
Good! He's NOT a Republican!
— GaP3ach (@GP3ach) February 1, 2020