Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt Romney Sunday shows preview: Russia invades Ukraine; Biden nominates Jackson to Supreme Court The Hill’s Morning Report – Russia attacks Ukraine Lawmakers to receive briefing from Biden administration on Thursday MORE (R-Utah) on Sunday slammed a pair of House Republicans after they attended a conference hosted by a prominent white nationalist over the weekend.
“Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s meeting with Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE and Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarPress: San Francisco Democrats clean house Ocasio-Cortez claps back after Tucker Carlson refers to her as ‘entitled white lady’ Lou Dobbs says he would be excited for Jim Jordan as House speaker, calls McCarthy a ‘RINO’ MORE, I don’t know them,” Romney said during an appearance on CNN. “I’m reminded of the old line from the Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid movie where one character says, ‘Morons, I have morons on my team.'”
The senator added there is “no place” in either political party for white nationalism or racism, calling it “simply wrong” for elected leaders associated themselves with white nationalists.
Romney’s statements came after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) attended a conference hosted by Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist leader, at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz) also appeared at the event via pre-recorded video, HuffPost reported.
“I don’t know what his views are, so I’m not aligned with anything that may be controversial,” Greene told CBS News. “I went to his event last night to address his very large following because that is a young, very young, following and a generation I am extremely concerned about.”
Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Sunday shows preview: Russia invades Ukraine; Biden nominates Jackson to Supreme Court GOP senator dodges question over whether Trump should condemn Putin White House spokesman calls Trump, Putin ‘pigs’ who ‘hate what America stands for’ MORE (R-Wy.) also slammed her fellow House Republicans for attending the conference.
“As Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep Paul Gosar speak at this white supremacist, anti-Semitic, pro-Putin event, silence by Republican Party leaders is deafening and enabling,” Cheney said in a tweet. “All Americans should renounce this garbage and reject the Putin wing of the GOP now.”
“I would think that anybody that would sit down with a white nationalist and speak at their conference would certainly be missing a few IQ points,” Romney said.