I doubt that Romney gives two shits, however.
Courtesy of Politico:
Sen. Mitt Romney will not be invited to this year’s CPAC, the conservative conference’s host chair announced Friday in the aftermath of senators voting not to hear additional witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
“BREAKING: The “extreme conservative” and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” tweeted Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the conference.
The former party nominee and Sen. Susan Collins were the only Republicans to side with Democrats in voting to hear witnesses in the impeachment trial.
The vote failed, all but guaranteeing Trump’s acquittal next week.
While CPAC has grown into a hotbed of Trumpian support, Romney has distanced himself from the president, garnering Trump’s mockery and scorn.
Trump’s antipathy toward Romney long predates his impeachment, and the president has run supercuts of Romney’s defeat in the 2012 presidential election to mock the senator.
Unlike many Republicans Romney doesn’t need CPAC, he will handily win reelection without having to embrace their increasingly troubling Right Wing rhetoric.
I am by no means a fan of Mitt Romney.
Having said that I will give him more credit than either Susan Collins or Lisa Murkowski for voting his conscience.
I still think that Romney’s views on a lot of the issues are bullshit, but at least he is not a fake maverick trying to convince independents that he is is not part of the GOP herd.
And I have to give Mitt credit for being way ahead of the curve when it came to identifying Russia as the enemy of the US.
I think if Obama had paid more attention to that we could have avoided a hell of a lot of the problems we are facing today.