Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently weighed in on the situation, responding to Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-UT) comments that he was disappointed the speaker had not yet asked Santos to resign yet. For those that need a fresher, the video is below.
Sen. Mitt Romney told Rep. George Santos that he does not belong in Congress, a lawmaker close to the interaction in the House chamber tells @NBCNews. https://t.co/Y2Pkqocb2m pic.twitter.com/fFqNyRvMq7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 8, 2023
Santos basically told Romney to go pound sand which hurt Mitt’s feelings.
MITT on Santos: “He shouldn’t be in Congress. And they’re gonna go through the process and hopefully get him out. But he shouldn’t be there and if he had any shame at all, he wouldn’t be there.” pic.twitter.com/9cAQ2dsO1V
— Alan He (@alanhe) February 8, 2023
After running to CNN Santos has some words for the Senator.
‘It wasn’t very Mormon of him’ — Rep. George Santos commented on the interaction he had with Sen. Mitt Romney during the State of the Union address, in which Romney said he told Santos that he didn’t belong there pic.twitter.com/9vKqfSMZhU
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) February 9, 2023
When McCarthy is asked about the exchange between the two he give the perfect response.
“Romney should be disappointed that [Rep. Eric] Swalwell [(D-CA)] hasn’t resigned,” the Speaker of The House said.
Asked McCarthy about Romney saying he was disappointed that the speaker hasn’t called on Santos to resign. “Romney should be disappointed that Swalwell hasn’t resigned,” McCarthy said pic.twitter.com/Gp5U81efHD
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 8, 2023
This was in reference to the California Democrat’s ties to a Chinese spy named Fang Fang in July 2021 media report. McCarthy has previously made his views clear on the matter, saying that Swalwell “cannot get a security clearance in the private sector, [so] there is no reason why he should be given one” in Congress. Meanwhile, the turmoil surrounding Santos continues to grow.
McCarthy hit the nail on the head.
Romney is a bully and a coward.
He’ll attack poor Santos – granted is a victim of his own demise – but remains silent when congressional members get allegedly infiltrated by Chinese spies.