Conservative Political Action Conference Chairman Matt Schlapp said on Sunday that he would be afraid for Mitt Romney’s physical safety if he attended the CPAC later this month.
His comments made to Greta Van Susteren on “Full Court Press” follow an earlier tweet that “disinvited” the Utah Senator.
Schlapp said that Romney might be invited to attend at some time in the future as a “nonconservative” but that it would be too dangerous now.
“We won’t credential him as a conservative. I suppose if he wants to come as a nonconservative and debate an issue with us, maybe in the future we would have him come. This year, I would actually be afraid for his physical safety because people hate him so much,” Schlapp said.
Schlapp called the political atmosphere in Washington “cancerous.” Ironically, he also told Van Susteren: “We actually need political leaders that can help all of us get to a better place.”