President Donald Trump just laid the smack down on Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and with good reason, as many consider him a RINO.
A RINO is a Republican in Name Only and that is what many, including President Trump, believe he is after his vote to impeach the president.
That’s why is was a well deserved slap in the face that was handed to Sen. Romney when the president announced the bipartisan group of senators chosen to be on the committee to restart the economy.
The group is comprised of senators from both parties, including every single Republican except for Romney.
The consortium, known as the “Opening Up American Again Congressional Group,” even has two dozen Democrat senators on it, The New York Post reported.
But President Trump does not like traitors and he does not put people he does not trust in high positions.
A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed to The Hill that the senator was not invited to take part in the task force.
Romney also was not included on a phone call on Thursday in which Trump spoke with senators of both parties about the coronavirus, a senior administration official told USA Today.
Asked about why Romney was not welcomed, the official simply said, “He wasn’t invited.”
Romney, the GOP’s nominee for president in 2012, has been a frequent critic of the president, who called him a “pompous ass” in a tweet after the senator criticized him for urging foreign leaders to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
He was the only GOP senator to vote to convict Trump of abuse of power, but the bad blood between the two goes back years.
Mitt Romney is not a Republican https://t.co/4etHOZxFgX
— Jack Posobiec, IWO (@JackPosobiec) April 16, 2020
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) April 16, 2020
Romney is only GOP senator not invited to join new White House task force – CNNPolitics https://t.co/XuOUWe9Wki
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 16, 2020
BREAKING: Romney the only GOP Senator not included in in new coronavirus task force https://t.co/fINGl3b1TC
— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 16, 2020
.@realDonaldTrump said Democrats and Republicans are working together, so why is @MittRomney the only GOP Senator not invited to join the President’s congressional task force on reopening from the coronavirus? Could it be that he was the only GOP Senator to vote to convict?
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) April 16, 2020
Carmine Sabia Jr. is the Editor-At-Large for sabiareport.com and a syndicated columnist for The Federalist Papers, Illicit Info and others covering political news and current events.
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