Did you watch the State of the Union Tuesday night?
Now, there’s a lot we could chat about it — but to me the most interesting part of the night was the exchange between Representative George Santos (R-NY) and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).
There’s a lot I could say about president Biden’s SOTU address. It made me angry, for one — it was full of lies. Biden appears to be suffering from some early-stage dementia — that was apparent right out of the gate. We could discuss how he pretended that he wants to fight the fentanyl crisis even as he allowed the deadly drug to pour over our open borders.
We could talk about perhaps his most bizarre claim of all — that he’s some sort of anti-Big Pharma hero. Is this not the exact same guy that The Daily Wire had to fight because he tried to authorize the Labor Department to effectively mandate the vaccine into every single working individual’s arms in America?
Do you remember that? Don’t worry if you don’t, he probably doesn’t remember either.
Or we could touch upon him pretending that he’s sticking it to China.
Yeah, we sure showed them by allowing them to float a balloon, a spy balloon, for eight days across the entire contiguous United States!
Nope, sorry. I didn’t want to discuss any of that on my show today.
The best moment from the State of the Union was actually a little riff-raff that went on between Romney and Santos. Right at the beginning, the New York congressman and Utah senator exchanged some sharp words. The camera footage of the exchange was intense.
Lip readers speculated that Romney told Santos he shouldn’t be at the address. Romney confirmed he did, in fact, dress down Santos — who has admitted to “embellishing” practically every aspect of his resume.
“I didn’t expect that he’d be standing there trying to shake hands with every senator in the United States,” Romney told reporters while leaving the building. “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. 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,” he continued. “And they’re going to go through the process and hopefully get him out but he shouldn’t be there.”
REPORTER: "You just said you [Santos] don't belong here…Why did you say that?"
ROMNEY: "I didn't expect that he'd be standing there trying to shake hands with every Senator and the President…He shouldn't be there…If he had any shame at all, he wouldn't be there." pic.twitter.com/yBIxnWNLDd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 8, 2023
So, is Romney wrong here?
It certainly seems as if Santos has been caught lying about virtually everything — from the schools he attended to his employment history, and his family background, and even whether or not he was a drag queen in Brazil.
This guy is definitely shady. And it is right that there is an ethics probe against him. There is some hilarity to the fact that Santos has made it this far.
Yet, then again, Mitt Romney is also Mitt Romney. So this is a weird circumstance of the pot calling the kettle black in many ways.
Mitt Romney says, “Oh, this guy’s a fraud. This guy’s lying. This guy’s raised money on these lies and now he’s here in Congress.”
OK, Mitt Romney, are you kidding me? You raised a lot more money on the basis of your lies.
You had people all around America actually believing that you would be a strong conservative candidate for president in 2012. In turn, those people gave you hundreds of millions toward your campaign, only to watch you lose and then turn into a leftist.
With regard to future legislation, I’m going to guess that Santos will vote more conservatively than Romney will.
But for Romney — people invested in him, and then everything he has done in Congress has benefited the Left. The Democrats can always count on Romney’s vote. Trump endorsed him in 2012 and in his Senate bid. Trump’s endorsement in 2018 truly sealed the deal for him.
And then what did he do once in power? He fought Trump every chance he got. He voted for him to be impeached and literally has spent his time opposing the MAGA agenda for nearly six years straight.
Why? Because Romney is a fraud. He lies and he collects money. So in this circumstance, nobody is really the hero — least of all Romney.
Now, if anybody else went up and said something to Santos? I might be able to respect it, but not you, Mitt Romney, not you.