(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- A contentious exchange between Romney and Santos took place in the House chamber on Tuesday before President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, during which Romney allegedly told the troubled lawmaker, “You don’t belong here.”
This spat has led to a Romney and McCarthy tit-for-tat.
After Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) words for Santos, the RINO senator expressed disappointment that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had not yet requested Rep. George Santos (R-NY) to resign.
When questioned about the senator’s remarks on Wednesday, McCarthy said that Romney should be concerned and frustrated that Swalwell (D-CA) hasn’t quit, not Santos.
After Biden’s speech, Romney reiterated his remarks and said “yes” when asked whether he was “disappointed” that McCarthy had not yet called on Santos to go.
Romney was referring to Long Island-based Representative George Santos. In addition to many investigations by prosecutors investigating his personal and campaign finances and falsehoods — which he admits to telling — about his career and family history, he receives countless requests to resign from office.
Romney criticized Santos for positioning himself in the front aisle “trying to shake hands” with the president and senators.
He felt it was ostentatious “given the fact that he’s under ethics investigation.”
After the speech, Santos posted to his Twitter account:
“Hey @MittRomney just a reminder that you will NEVER be PRESIDENT!”
McCarthy’s remarks regarding Swalwell, however, were probably in reference to the California Democrat’s associations with Fang Fang, a Chinese spy who was the subject of an exclusive Breitbart News exposé in July 2021.
The Democrat “cannot receive a security clearance in the commercial sector, so there is no reason why he should be allowed one” in Congress, according to McCarthy, who has previously made his opinions on Swalwell known.