GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

TheHill | 1/5/2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
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Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions."

"The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote.

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"Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done."

Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired this month, while responding to an op-ed that Romney wrote in the Post earlier this week. In the op-ed, Romney slammed Trump's character, saying that it fell short of what the country needed.

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The Georgia senator argued Friday that Romney, a former GOP presidential...
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