Unhappy over his vote for more impeachment trial witnesses, officials with the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) have decided to take Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) off the guest list for this year’s annual meeting.
“The ‘extreme conservative’ and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” American Conservative Union (ACU) chairman Matt Schlapp, who was the one who disinvited Romney, wrote on Twitter.
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) January 31, 2020
Romney has been a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, thought the latter endorsed his Senate candidacy.
The Utah Republican voted with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), in favor of hearing from additional witnesses, as Democrats wanted. But the push was defeated by a 51-49 margin.
Republicans control the upper chamber with 53 members to Democrats’ 47.
The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on acquitting Trump.
CPAC is one of the largest gatherings of conservatives in the country, and President Trump has spoken at the event the last three years.
During his 2012 campaign to unseat President Obama, Romney appeared at CPAC.
“This year’s CPAC is scheduled to begin on February 26 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), conservative commentator Mark Levin, and Brexit leader Nigel Farage as some of the speakers on the roster,” Breitbart News reported.