One of the early wild stories from Joe Biden’s State of the Union address was one that didn’t even include Biden at all, it was a spat between Senator Mitt Romney and Rep. George Santos.
On Tuesday night when members of Congress began taking their seats, Santos and Romney appeared to have an intense exchange when finding their seats.
Many people noticed that their conversation but there was no indication on exactly what was said.
Check out the interaction below:
Republican Rep. George Santos positioned himself in a prime location for the State of the Union address — a prominent place for the embattled new lawmaker — and was met with a stern rebuke from a fellow Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney. https://t.co/O1KhoKV9Qu pic.twitter.com/Sjs5yQBemz
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 8, 2023
While leaving the chamber, Romney was asked about exactly went down during that heated argument, and he held back no punches.
One reporter with an inside scoop even asked Mitt Romney if he had told George Santos that he “does not belong here.”
“You just said you [Santos] don’t belong here…Why did you say that?” the reporter said pressing into Senator Mitt Romney.
Romney not only confirmed that he did say that but also went on a rant about Santos. Romney ripped into Santos for his lies which many reporters were able to catch on camera.
“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.” Romney told reporters in the halls of Congress.
Watch Romney’s response in the Tweet below for yourself:
WATCH: Mitt Romney was furious after his spat with George Santos at SOTU pic.twitter.com/Cc4EG863Zx
— Clayton Keirns (@CKeirns) February 8, 2023
As soon as that tweet hit the internet many people began reacting in the comment section. Check out some of their best responses below:
Sen. Romney needs to focus on doing his job and let his man crush of Rep. Santos go. Let the voters of Santos district decide his fate
— Eric Corwin (@EricTweetsU) February 8, 2023
Hey, same can be said, Mittens…..
— queyzar (@Michael99257987) February 8, 2023
Funny….that's how we feel about Romney.
— Atticus Santillan (@AtticusSantill1) February 8, 2023
Well, Romney would know about having no shame.
— Witch With Her Own Woods (@witchwhow) February 8, 2023