CPAC Chair Says Romney Was Uninvited Because ‘Physical Safety’ Would Be at Risk

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pauses as he speaks to a reporter outside the Senate chamber during a break in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, at the Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The organizer of the Conservative Political Action Conference defended his decision to uninvite Sen. Mitt Romney — saying the Utah Republican’s vote for more witnesses and documents in President Trump’s impeachment trial would make him unsafe at the event.

“This year, I’d actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him,” American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp said in an interview Saturday on “Full Court Press” with Greta Van Susteren.

“The biggest problem we have with Mitt Romney is not that he’s just an individual following his political course. It’s the fact that he’s lied so continuously to conservatives,” Schlapp added.

Schlapp went on to decry the Romney as disloyal, saying, “When he needed a conservative like Donald Trump to endorse him in his Senate primary last time, he wanted him in. But then, when he gets the Senate job, he wants to distance himself from Trump. He’s a use-’em-and-lose-’em kind of guy.”

Romney used CPAC as a platform to woo the party’s base as he sought the Republican nomination in 2012, when he labeled himself a “severely conservative governor.”

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Source: New York Post

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