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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy masterfully avoided taking the bait after a CNN reporter attempted to instigate a rift between him and Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah.
McCarthy instead managed to hit at both Romney and Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California without ever losing a step.
CNN’s Manu Raju spoke to Romney on Wednesday and asked him about an exchange he had on Tuesday night with embattled Republican Rep. George Santos of New York.
Romney responded by laying into Santos with the kind of fury he reserves only for Republicans. He said Santos had no business mingling with senators and the president after the State of the Union address.
According to Romney, Santos should have been “sitting in the back row and staying quiet instead of parading in front of the president and people coming into the room.”
“Look, he says that he embellished his record,” Romney said of Santos. “Embellishing is saying you got an A when you got an A-minus. Lying is saying you graduated from a college you didn’t even attend.”
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