CPAC chair says Romney can come as a liberal if he wants, ‘We won’t credential him as a conservative’

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CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp disinvited Senator Mitt Romney from this year’s event. (screenshots)

Matt Schlapp — the chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference — says Mitt Romney can attend the event someday as long as he comes as a liberal commentator. Why? Because CPAC “won’t credential him as a conservative,” Schlapp explained.

Schlapp said “Mom Jeans” Romney showed his true colors by voting with Democrats to convict President Trump on sham charges at the Senate impeachment trial. Therefore, Schlapp says Mitt’s conservative card has been revoked.

“We won’t credential him as a conservative,” Schlapp said in an interview with Greta van Susteren. “If he wants to come as a non-conservative and debate an issue with us, maybe in the future we would have him come.”

Last week, Schlapp was applauded by millions of conservatives for disinviting Romney from this year’s CPAC, which takes place Feb. 26-30 in Maryland. President Trump will be the keynote speaker at CPAC, which drew 10,000 attendees last year.

Schlapp said junior Senator Romney enraged conservatives by betraying the GOP and his Utah constituents by siding with Democrats who want to undo their votes from 2016.

Schlapp said Mitt’s virtue-signaling, leftist pandering exposed him as a user and an ally of convenience — but only when it serves him.

“This year, I’d actually be afraid for his physical safety, people are so mad at him. The biggest problem we have with Mitt Romney is not that he’s just an individual following his political course. It’s the fact that he has lied so continuously to conservatives. He’s a ‘use-em-and-lose-em’ kind of guy.

When he needed a conservative like Donald Trump to endorse him in his Senate primary last time, he wanted him in. But then, when he gets the Senate job, he wants to distance himself from Trump. He’s a use ’em and lose ’em kind of guy.”

Schlapp also recalled that Romney “didn’t want to have anything to do with us” since 2012, but now he wants to be included to help his political career.

Predictably, leftists trashed Schlapp as a thug for saying he would “be afraid for” for Mitt’s physical safety. They interpreted that as a threat against Romney.

Schlapp responded by tweeting: “I take my little girls and my 80-year-old mom to CPAC and we have never had a problem with any of our attendees, ever. I wish Gov. Romney no harm. I just want him to find a new hobby away from destroying GOP momentum.”

Romney is enjoying his 15 minutes of being hailed as a left-wing hero for opposing Trump.

However, just four years ago, the Left viciously smeared Romney as a racist, sexist white supremacist when he ran against Barack Obama for president. In October 2012, they mocked him when he identified Russia as a national security threat to the United States.

As soon as President Trump was elected in 2016, the Left rabidly screeched that Russia was indeed a threat to America.


Meanwhile, Obama was secretly wheeling-and-dealing with Russia in May 2012 — six months before he got reelected. Naturally, the Left did not criticize this Russia collusion caught on a hot mic.

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