President-elect Donald Trump met with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, despite Romney being one of his toughest critics during the campaign cycle.
Several who have joined the Trump campaign, including former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, were less than happy that Romney was anywhere near the president-elect:
“It’s not about that I don’t care for Mitt personally, but I’m still very unhappy that Mitt did everything he could to derail Donald Trump,” said Huckabee. He is one of the voices insisting that Romney apologize:
There’s only one way that I think Mitt Romney could even be considered for a post like that and that is he goes to a microphone in a very public place and repudiates everything he said in that famous Salt Lake City speech, and everything he said after that
On Thursday, it was reported that Trump’s transition team demanded a public apology from Romney. According to an official on the transition team, this is the only way they will see Romney as qualified to be considered for Secretary of State.
Others who are reportedly being considered for the position are former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, which some Republicans have already vowed to block.