Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney got snubbed by an annual conservative political conference for voting with Democrats for witnesses to testify during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
Romney and Maine Senator Susan Collins were the two lone Republicans to vote in favor of additional witnesses along with Senate Democrats.
In December, House Democrats impeached President Trump along party lines on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress and the articles were finally sent to the Senate after weeks of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delaying the transfer.
Last week, excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton’s unpublished memoir manuscript were leaked to The New York Times, heightening Democrats demands for Bolton to testify at the hearings.
As a result of Romney’s vote, he was barred from attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp announced on social media that Romney “is formally NOT invited” to this year’s CPAC event.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Others were also critical of Romney and supported Schlapp’s decision.
Dead 💀 https://t.co/RdVA6hFz4h
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 31, 2020
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) February 1, 2020
Another reason to attend CPAC 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/ZopWBKWKlH
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) January 31, 2020
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) February 1, 2020
Romney is getting well deserved criticism for siding with Democrats in their totally political effort to remove President Trump from office.
CPAC will be held on February 26th through the 29th at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland.
For tickets and more information visit here.