GOP Senator Blasts Mitt Romney: “The Last Thing We Need now in the Senate Is Jeff Flake on Steroids”
Last week Mitt Romney made his debut in Washington DC by trashing the Republican president before the incoming Utah senator was even sworn in.
It didn’t go so well.
Only one Republican senator praised Mitt’s attacks on the president, outgoing Senator Jeff Flake.
On Friday Senator David Perdue (R-GA) responded to Mitts attacks writing in his own oped: “The last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids.”
Perdue wasn’t finished.
Like others who have run for president and failed, Mitt Romney has taken a stance that smacks of jealousy and resentment. The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and Romney has played right into their hands. https://t.co/IexQ0eMyoZ
— David Perdue (@sendavidperdue) January 4, 2019
The Hill reported;
Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn’t need “more distractions.”
“The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands,” Perdue wrote.
“Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done.”
Romney “ran to the media instead of picking up the phone… the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids.” Quite the op-ed. And Senator Perdue is 100% right. https://t.co/n84midkED8
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 5, 2019