Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (UT) made it clear Sunday that he isn’t a fan of fellow Republicans who think it’s acceptable to speak at a convention of white nationalists the way Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) did on Friday when she addressed the third annual America First Political Action Conference (AFPAC).
Another Republican House member, Paul Gosar (AZ) spoke to the same group.
Romney said it was wrong for both Greene and Gosar to appear at such an event when he was asked about a tweet sent by Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) in which she stated:
“As Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep Paul Gosar speak at this white supremacist, anti-Semitic, pro-Putin event, silence by Republican Party leaders is deafening and enabling. All Americans should renounce this garbage and reject the Putin wing of the GOP now.”
As Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep Paul Gosar speak at this white supremacist, anti-Semitic, pro-Putin event, silence by Republican Party leaders is deafening and enabling.
All Americans should renounce this garbage and reject the Putin wing of the GOP now. pic.twitter.com/6fgpV6ohZ8
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) February 26, 2022
That led Romney to tell CNN host Dana Bash:
“Liz Cheney was right with that statement and has been right for a long time. I also saw that [RNC head] Ronna McDaniel came out with a statement as well talking about how repugnant these white nationalists are. There’s no place in either political party for this white nationalism or racism — it’s simply wrong.”
However, the former GOP presidential candidate went even further than Cheney, questioning the intelligence of any person who would show up and speak to a group that calls for discrimination and hatred towards minorities:
“As you’ve indicated, speaking of evil, it’s evil as well. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar … I don’t know them. I’m reminded of the old line from the Butch Cassidy movie where one character says, ‘Morons, I have morons on my team.’ I think anybody who would sit down with white nationalists at their conference is certainly missing a few IQ points.”
If you listen to almost everything Greene or Gosar say, it quickly becomes obvious that both of them are willfully ignorant bigots who think having white skin makes them superior to everyone else. But if you listen closely enough, it also becomes clear that both of them are imbeciles who are trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
The Republican Party of 2022 is filled with idiots who need to be purged from the GOP. But don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen.
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