How do you feel about Sen Romney’s rebuke to Rep George Santos?

Romney’s confrontation with Santos prior to Biden’s State of the Union speech has been widely reported:

Republican Rep. George Santos positioned himself in a prime location for President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address — an uncomfortably prominent place for the embattled new lawmaker who faces multiple investigations and has acknowledged embellishing and even lying about his life story.

Santos’ presence at the center aisle to see and be seen with the arrivals was met with a stern rebuke from a fellow Republican, Sen. Mitt Romney.

“You don’t belong here,” the Utah Republican scolded Santos as he entered the House chamber and spotted the New York Republican on the aisle. Words were exchanged, it was reported, though Romney said later he did not hear it all.

“He shouldn’t be in Congress, and they are going to go through the process and hopefully get him out,” Romney told reporters afterward, his office confirmed. “But he shouldn’t be there, and if he had any shame at all he wouldn’t be there.” – Time

Santos responded publicly to Romney’s rebuke:

The exchange was an unusual lashing by the more reserved Romney, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2012, but shows the discomfort Santos is bringing among traditional conservatives critical of the rightward drift of more extremist elements of the GOP.

Santos retorted with a tweet: “Hey u/MittRomney just a reminder that you will NEVER be PRESIDENT!” – NPR

What do you think about Rep Santos in general? Were Romney’s comments to Santos warranted or appropriate? Was Santos’ reply to Romney justified?

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