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Mike Huckabee slams Mitt Romney: 'You got GOP nomination and could have been POTUS'

JACQUELINE YOO

Mike Huckabee slams Mitt Romney: 'You got GOP nomination and could have been POTUS' originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee slammed Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney on Friday for describing being "sickened" after reading the report on Russian election interference from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor now serving as the junior U.S. Senator from Utah, tweeted on Friday afternoon that he was “sickened” by the Trump administration's “dishonesty and misdirection."

Neither of the two prominent Republican Party elders immediately responded to requests from ABC News for further comment. Huckabee and Romney were former rivals when they ran against each other for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination. Romney ran for the 2012 presidential campaign, where former President Obama won re-election.

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Just 90 minutes after Romney's tweet, Huckabee criticized Romney's response on Twitter saying, “Know what makes me sick, Mitt? Not how disingenuous you were to take @realDonaldTrump $$ and then 4 yrs later jealously trash him & then love him again when you begged to be Sec of State, but makes me sick that you got GOP nomination and could have been @POTUS”

Romney’s response comes after the Department of Justice publicly released a redacted version of the Mueller investigation report on Thursday. The 448-page report outlined details about Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 election.

PHOTO: The Mueller Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election is pictured in New York, New York, April 18, 2019. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

“No obstruction, no collusion,” said President Donald Trump, speaking at an event at the White House close to the time when the report was released.