… heh heh … The Trumenfreude is thick here!
RINO hunt: Mitt Romney is officially disinvited from
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
It has become growingly difficult to be Mitt Romney. The squish Senator from Utah drew his share of negative attention this week following his decision to break ranks and vote in favor of seeing witnesses in the impeachment trial.
As a result, a number of different sources are now putting Romney in the crosshairs. One Utah lawmaker is forwarding a recall bill, and citizens of the state have begun a recall petition. These are the reactions you get when you go against the will of your own state, given most Utahans oppose impeachment.
Another reaction he provoked — he has been officially left off of the docket at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference. Matt Schlapp, chairman of the conference held at the end of this month, came out to declare Romney is not a welcome presence.
BREAKING: The “extreme conservative” and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020. pic.twitter.com/f35tYy73V1
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Now, you can measure the level of import this carries based on your opinion of CPAC, but the real tell in all of this is where most of the support for Romney had emanated from the past week. When Democrats and the press are backing your actions not much else needs to be said.
“Peak Romney” – Steven Hayward
“Shortly before Tuesday’s trial session got underway, Sen. Mitt Romney (R., Utah) got busted by the Senate floor staff for bringing a bottle of chocolate milk into the chamber.
Mr. Romney retreated to the Republican cloakroom after the staff member appeared gently to chide him. He returned a few minutes later with the chocolate milk in a glass, which is allowed, while bottles aren’t. He held up the glass for inspection. It passed, and he put it on his desk. A few feet away, Sen. Ron Johnson was openly snacking on Sour Patch Kids.
The official rules allow only water, still or sparkling, served by Senate pages. But the Senate historian points to “anecdotal evidence” that in past years, senators have been allowed to sip other beverages in the chamber, and during the impeachment trial of President Trump, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have been seen sipping milk at their desks, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.), Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), Richard Burr (R., N.C.) and Ted Cruz (R., Tex.).
Politico has identified chocolate milk as Mr. Romney’s vice. The brand he brought to the Senate floor on Tuesday was from Mr. Romney’s alma mater, Brigham Young University, according to an aide. The campus creamery there makes chocolate milk and ice cream.”
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