Senator Mitt Romney of Utah has never been a fan of President Trump. Its no secret.
He is now in the hot seat as Representative Tim Quinn of Utah filed a bill to recall Senator Romney.
According to Fox News,
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made clear on Friday that Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, who formerly won the event's straw poll in 2012, would not be welcome at the conference in February -- an apparent response to the senator's refusal to follow his party in the ongoing Senate impeachment trial of President Trump.
"The 'extreme conservative' and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020," tweeted Matt Schlapp, who leads the organization behind CPAC.
Schlapp later told Fox News that each year, CPAC "formally disinvite[s] someone who has been particularly egregious."
"Mitt Romney deserved this [because] his Senate tenure is a waste and his vote was the latest outrage," he added.
Romney has angered some conservatives as one of the few Republicans who is openly critical of President Trump. The backlash seemed to intensify as Romney split from other Senate Republicans in calling for additional witnesses and evidence in Trump's impeachment trial.
It's unclear whether the Utah senator intended to speak at or visit CPAC, which serves as an annual gathering for conservative leaders and activists. Romney previously spoke at CPAC and served as the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nominee. Since Trump's election, he's become a symbol of the intraparty divide over Trump and the direction he's taking the party.
Before the House voted to impeach Trump, Romney derided the president's "brazen" requests for foreign nations to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden. "By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling," he said.