Kevin McCarthy Silences Mitt Romney with One Line about Eric Swalwell

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) shut down GOP Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) by delivering a brutal line about Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

McCarthy shredded both Romney and Swalwell when questioned by a CNN reporter.

Romney recently took a swipe at McCarthy over embattled GOP Rep. George Santos (R-NY).

Santos was caught telling numerous lies and is now under a House Ethics Committee investigation.

Speaker McCarthy said if the committee determines that Santos broke the law, then the GOP will remove him from Congress.

But Romney wants action now and ripped Santos for mingling with the crowd at Biden’s State of the Union address.

He said: “I didn’t expect that he’d be standing there trying to shake hands with every senator in the United States. That’s a given.”

“And given the fact that he’s under ethics investigation, he should be sitting in the back row and staying quiet instead of parading in front of the president and the people coming into the room.

“If you look at like he said, he says he knows that he embellished his record,” Romney continued.

“Look, embellishing is saying you got an A when he had an A-minus.

“Lying is saying you graduated from a college you didn’t even attend.

“He shouldn’t be in Congress.

“And they’re going to go through the process and hopefully get him out but he shouldn’t be there.”

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Romney was then asked by CNN’s Manu Raju if he was disappointed in Speaker McCarthy over his handling of Santos.

The Utah senator responded by saying “yes.”

CNN asked McCarthy to comment on Romney’s swipe.

McCarthy fired back with:

“Romney should be disappointed that Swalwell hasn’t resigned.”


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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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