Mike Pence fired back at Mitt Romney on Sunday after the retiring GOP senator said Pence stood by “ungodly” things while serving as Donald Trump’s VP.
Romney told journalist McKay Coppins of The Atlantic that no one was “more loyal, more willing to smile when he saw absurdities, more willing to ascribe God’s will to things that were ungodly than Mike Pence.”
Asked to respond to Romney’s comments on Sunday during an appearance on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ Pence said he is proud of the work he did during the Trump administration.
“Mitt Romney has no idea what I was doing in the administration. I haven’t talked to Mitt Romney for years. I think he can go off into retirement,” Pence said. “I think he was even critical of his old running mate Paul Ryan in the pages of [Coppins’ biography of Rommey]. I know the stands that we took and the stands that we maintained, and I will always believe that we were called to that fight.”
Romney announced on Wednesday that he will not be seeking a second term in the Senate next year.