Romney Criticizes McCarthy Over Handling of Greene: ‘I Think It Was a Mistake’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) does not approve of the way House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) addressed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green’s (R-Ga.) past comments and actions.

He told CNN’s Ali Zaslav, “I think it was a mistake.”

Romney also said, “I wish he would have” taken a stronger stand.

McCarthy appeared to condemn her comments in a statement on Wednesday but seemingly stood by her.

“Past comments from and endorsed by Marjorie Taylor Greene on school shootings, political violence, and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories do not represent the values or beliefs of the House Republican Conference,” McCarthy said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) expressed her disappointment in McCarthy over his failure to take action against Greene, as IJR reported.

“After several conversations and literally running away from reporters, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Q-CA) made clear that he is refusing to take action against conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene,” Pelosi wrote in a statement.

She continued, “McCarthy’s failure to lead his party effectively hands the keys over to Greene – an anti-Semite, QAnon adherent and 9/11 Truther.”

Romney railed against Greene and called on the Republican Party to distance itself from the lawmaker, as IJR reported.

“We should have nothing to do with Marjorie Taylor Greene. We should repudiate the things she said and move away from her,” Romney said while speaking to reporters on Tuesday.

He added, “Our long history as a party has shown we should separate ourselves from people in the wacky weeds. If we don’t, then our opposition tries to brand us with their image and with their point of view, which has been detrimental to any party that doesn’t do that.”

The House is expected to vote on Thursday to decide whether to strip Greene of her committee assignments.

Ahead of vote, Greene took to the House floor to address her previous false claims and admit “school shootings are absolutely real” and “9/11 absolutely happened.”

Responses

  1. seems that they dont like someone speaking up. yet AOC gets a free pass. the other three morons of the squad got a free pass as they openly attacked the sitting POTUS.
    huh…imagine how not a single one of them had the bawls to tell those four to stfu.

    1. “Speak up” crazy, looney tunes conspiracy theories?? That’s cute, Out In Space Arthur….

    2. Free pass? Who is getting a “free pass”?

      Marjorie Greene has wished death on the third highest official of our government and NOTHING has been done about that! Who is getting a free pass here, Arthur?

      Why do you post this crap here? Is it because you think that, hey, I make or approve of this sort of comment on Facebook and all of your friends reaffirm your actions by reliking it, too? Is THAT why? What is wrong with you?

      You really need to rethink your life, Arthur, because how your current one is working out isn’t acceptable in a civilized world.

    1. Which “Republican” Party, John?

      The “old” corrupt Republican Party that ran up our debts but then hypocritically whined about what was necessary to get it back in control again?

      Or would that be the “new and improved” Republican Party that is filled with conspiracy theory wackos and weak sychophants of a dangerous narcissistic, fascistic, wannabe dictator, a rogue president?

      Pick a lane, John.

  2. “I think you should have taken a stronger stand”. Romney. Since McCarthy is neutered, I think that would be very difficult.

  3. If there is anybody that needs to be punished it is you Mitt. First of all unlike you I believe in the First Amendment. The Amendment was written to defend unpopular speech, which you believe just the opposite. Apparently, you believe what your Marxist friends in the Democratic Party believe “oppression”. I can only hopefully believe the Great People of Utah find you equally oppressive and boot your white butt out of office. You’ve already shown you have no loyalty to this Republic and for the ideals on which it was founded just yourself.

    1. Based on your comment if Adolph Hitler was a congressional member and repeated his beliefs from the 30’s his fellow congressional members should sit by silently.

      1. Great point James. Germans buried their heads in the sand and didn’t speak up. The result was Hitler and the deaths of approximately 6 million men, women and children

    2. “You’ve already shown you have no loyalty to this Republic and for the ideals on which it was founded just yourself.” Randall

      Really? THAT is what you got from Romney’s actions since being elected?

      How is THAT possible, Randall?

    3. Randall- I am one of the people on Utah and as long as Romney runs, I’ll vote for him. You must be a whack job just like Green if you don’t think her ideas are so whacked that she shouldn’t represent.

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