Sen. Mitt Romney is once again criticizing some conservative members of his own party following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address.
Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado both clapped back at Biden during his speech over remarks he made about Afghanistan, and apparently, Romney, a Utah Republican, is not a fan.
The president was pressing Congress to pass legislation to help Afghanistan and Iraq veterans who are suffering after being exposed to toxic burn pits that were used to incinerate waste including jet fuel, medical and hazardous materials.
“Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan faced many dangers,” said Biden. “One was stationed at bases and breathing in toxic smoke from “burn pits” that incinerated wastes of war—medical and hazard material, jet fuel, and more.
“When they came home, many of the world’s fittest and best-trained warriors were never the same, he said. “Headaches. Numbness. Dizziness. A cancer that would put them in a flag-draped coffin…”
It was then that Boebert shouted, “You put them there. Thirteen of them.”
Boebert’s remark was in reference to 11 Marines, a U.S. Army soldier, and a U.S. Navy corpsman who were killed by a suicide bomber outside the airport at Kabul just a few days before the last American troops left the country.
During another part of the speech, where Biden talked about fixing immigration, Rep. Greene shouted at him.
“Folks, if we are to advance liberty and justice, we need to secure our border and fix the immigration system,” he said before Rep. Greene shouted, “Build the wall.”
During a call with reporters the Utah senator was more concerned with admonishing his Republican colleagues, KSL reported, than addressing Biden’s claims, many of which were rated false by other Republicans.
“Well, it was obviously discourteous and, I think, totally inappropriate. We are not the English House of Commons,” he said.
“We typically sit with respect for the president regardless of their party, and yelling out accusations … it’s just really repugnant and repulsive,” Romney added.
“Sometimes people in our own party do things that embarrass me,” he said. “I was embarrassed last night as they did that.”
For her part, Boebert doubled down on her outburst later, noting that one of the military members killed was from her district.
“I want to remind everyone who may be concerned about me speaking up at the State of the Union that Joe Biden was 100 percent responsible for the deaths of the 13 brave service members we lost in Afghanistan. And last night, he took zero responsibility for it,”
“When Joe Biden started talking about flag-draped coffins, I got fired up,” she explained. “My mind went straight to the 13 soldiers that died in Afghanistan.
“The mother of one of those heroes lives in my district. She told me Joe Biden killed her son. So you’re darn right I spoke up. And if I could redo last night, I would absolutely do it again,” Boebert said.