There are 53 Republican senators currently serving in the upper chamber. 45 Democrats. Two Independents. Every GOP senator is a member of the new coronavirus task force, except for Mitt Romney – a twice-failed presidential candidate.
Here’s the scoop, via The Hill:
A list released by the White House on Thursday afternoon of the “Opening Up America Again Congressional Group” included nearly 70 senators, including all 52 of Romney’s GOP colleagues in the chamber.Advertisement - story continues below
A spokeswoman for Romney and a source familiar confirmed that the GOP senator was not asked to take part in the task force.
Romney wasn’t the only senator not included on the new White House task force. More than two dozen Democrats were not included, such as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who both ran for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. Red-state Democrats Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Doug Jones (Ala.) also were not included.
Not long after Trump won the 2016 general election, he had dinner Romney.
Back then, there were rumors that the now-Utah senator might be nominated for secretary of state.
Obviously, nothing ever came of it. Instead, Mitt continued to wage war with Trump verbally – often siding with Democrats on key issues.
It was reported that Romney was self-quarantining after being near Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who tested positive for Coronavirus. Trump’s response was pretty darn funny.
President Trump reacts to the news that Mitt Romney is self-quarantining. pic.twitter.com/FnHutc7xd4
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 22, 2020
And here’s more COVID-19 randomness, via Twitter…
Quarantine Hot Shots – Guess Who!https://t.co/k6salo5Xno
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 5, 2020
Take this time during quarantine to re-familiarize yourself with the brilliance of Bill Withers. We lost another great one.
Rest in Power, sir. https://t.co/0JqrOYaT2W
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) April 4, 2020
I know quarantine has broken my brain because I’ve been watching the Fast & Furious movies all week.
I don’t even like the Fast & Furious movies.
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) April 4, 2020
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 5, 2020
Coronavirus: Scientists brand 5G claims 'complete rubbish' https://t.co/EtCqZRHZzc
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 5, 2020
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti wear face masks to encourage others to wear them while in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. https://t.co/BiR4gA7Tyd pic.twitter.com/p13Y0wlupQ
— ABC News (@ABC) April 5, 2020
One thing we've learned from Coronavirus is that celebrities are empty shells who are miserable and dysfunctional. They're very unhappy people, folkshttps://t.co/dmVfKhAOPs
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC ⭐️ (@WayneDupreeShow) April 5, 2020
— Boxing Insider.com (@BoxingInsider) April 5, 2020