Head of Conservative Conference Defends Disinviting Mitt Romney, Says He Fears for Romney's 'Physical Safety'

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The chairman of the Conservative American Political Action Conference is defending his decision not to invite Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) to its annual convention.

Romney was explicitly uninvited from CPAC after being one of two Republican Senators to vote against blocking witnesses in the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.



The ire from Romney's party only worsened when he became the sole Republican Senator who voted to convict Trump on an article of impeachment—and the first Senator in United States history to vote to convict a sitting President of his own party in an impeachment trial.

Appearing on Greta Van Susteren's Full Court Press this past Sunday, Schlapp said he no longer acknowledged Romney as a Conservative, despite Romney being the Republican nominee as recently as the 2012 election.

Schlapp went on to say he would fear for Romney's safety if he attended the CPAC conference.

"We won't credential him as a conservative. I suppose if he wants to come as a non-conservative and debate an issue with us, maybe in the future we would have him come. This year, I would actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him."

His comments illustrated for people just how damning any dissent against Trump has become within the GOP.







Romney has been targeted by the President, the President's sons, and the President's allies since his vote to convict.

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