Latest Updates | Romney, Cheney, and Kinzinger Call Fellow Republicans “Morons” for Speaking at a White Supremacist Rally!
Three experienced Republicans have condemned Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar for appearing at a white nationalist-organized gathering over the weekend.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, condemned their appearance in a tweet Saturday, writing: “As Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep Paul Gosar speak at this white supremacist, anti-Semitic, pro-Putin event, Republican Party leaders’ silence is deafening and enabling.” All Americans should reject this nonsense and the GOP’s Putinist wing immediately.”
Greene and Gosar addressed the America First Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., which was held concurrently with the Conservative Political Action Conference. Nick Fuentes, a far-right white nationalist leader who has been banned from the majority of social media networks for his provocative remarks, organised the event.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., who, like Cheney, has been censured and expelled from the Republican Party for opposing Trump, tweeted to Greene on Saturday: “If this were not a bizarro universe, you would be the one censured and banished from the GOP.”
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, chimed in on Sunday’s “State of the Union” interview with CNN.
Romney told CNN’s Dana Bash, “Liz Cheney was correct with that comment and has been correct for a long time.” “Neither political party has a place for this white nationalism or bigotry. It is absolutely incorrect.”
“Anyone who sat down with white racists and spoke at their convention was undoubtedly deficient in intelligence,” Romney stated.
“I’m reminded of an old line from ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ in which one of the characters says, ‘Idiots, I have morons on my squad.’
– U.S. Senator Mitt Romney
Romney stated that backing for Russian President Vladimir Putin by members of his party is “near traitorous.”
“Standing up for liberty is the American way. Anything less, in my opinion, is not deserving of American backing.