Mediaite has a transcript of his comments on Greta Van Susteren’s new show but it’s worth taking the 30 seconds to watch them yourself. Click and skip ahead to 20:13. Schlapp doesn’t seem to be joking, and he doesn’t pause to reflect on the implications of what he’s saying. Neither does Greta, for that matter. She doesn’t follow up. This is just … how it is now. Of course Romney’s physical safety might be at risk in a room of angry Trump-loving populists.
Why, it’s so obvious that it’s barely worth remarking on at all.
I remember him claiming last week how he discussed his vote to remove with his family at length before he cast it, knowing there’d be “consequences” from it for them too. That seemed overwrought. The Romneys were going to get an earful from critics and maybe see their social engagements dry up for awhile, but it probably wouldn’t be worse than that, right? No, not right.