President Donald Trump’s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) as a “hypocrite” in an interview on Sunday, demanding that the Utah senator quit his “pious act” after the senator’s criticism of President Donald Trump following the release of the Mueller report.
During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake Tapper,” Giuliani took aim at Romney for his reaction to the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which was released by Attorney General William Barr on Thursday.
“Stop the bull. Stop this pious act that you weren’t trying to dig up dirt on people, putting dirt out on people,” he said. “What a hypocrite.”
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— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 21, 2019
The president’s attorney continued on to say that “any candidate” in the country would have welcomed “information” on their political opponents while Tapper challenged him on whether he thinks Romney would have accepted information from a foreign source.
Giuliani’s comments came as a response to Romney’s “personal reaction” to the Mueller report, which he posted to Twitter on Friday.
According to IJR Blue, Romney said it was “good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge” Trump with conspiracy and that “the alternative would have taken us through a wretching process with the potential for constitutional crisis.”
However, he went on to slam the president, writing, “Even so, I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President.”
I have now read the redacted Mueller report and offer my personal reaction: pic.twitter.com/ACnExskqXJ
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) April 19, 2019
As IJR Red noted, President Trump personally responded to Romney on Saturday night, mocking him by sharing a compilation of footage from his 2012 presidential election loss. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee also sounded off on Romney, saying it “makes me sick” that he could have been elected president.