Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney has been attacking and going after President Donald Trump for quite some time.
But he crossed a serious line on Thursday when Romney and Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins were the only Republicans to side with Democrats in voting to hear witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial.
The vote failed, with Republicans blocking it 51-49. Now, the Senate will hold a final vote on Wednesday to acquit the president.
Hours after he voted with Democrats, Romney learned that he will not be invited to this year’s CPAC, the conservative conference’s host chair announced Friday.
Matt Schlapp, the chairman of CPAC, tweeted that Romney has been blocked from speaking at the event.
Romney has spoken at CPAC for many years, dating back to his failed 2012 presidential run. So disinviting him after this long speaks volumes.
“The “extreme conservative” and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” Schlapp wrote.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Democrats have wasted millions of dollars in taxpayer money and spent months dragging out the impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
While everyone knows the GOP-controlled Senate will never vote to convict the president, some Never-Trump Republicans continue to side with Democrats in the trial.
While Romney will always be a closet liberal working against the president, it appears the Senate trial could be ending much sooner than most expected.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Thursday that Republicans have the votes to acquit the president.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate, so they want to remain unified against the impeachment sham and in support of the president.
So while Romney’s single vote in favor of witnesses did not lead to anything — it’s important that Republicans stick together and remain unified in defending the president.
Beyond that, McConnell has already said the Senate will vote to acquit the president on Wednesday.
And there may even be a few Senate Democrats who cross over to acquit the president.