Axelrod: Conway's Romney comments 'extraordinary'

Kellyanne Conway's criticism of potential secretary of State Mitt Romney is "extraordinary," David Axelrod said Sunday. 


"I have never, EVER, seen any aide to a POTUS or PEOTUS publicly try and box the boss in like this. Extraordinary," Axelrod, a Democratic strategist, tweeted. 

Conway, a top Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE adviser, has made it clear she does not favor Romney for the job.

Conway blasted Romney on Sunday for comments he has made about Trump during the presidential campaign and questioned if he would be a loyal secretary of State. 

"I'm all for party unity, but I'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of State position," Conway said on CNN's "State of the Union." 

Conway said she has received feedback from those who would feel "betrayed" if Trump nominated someone who was so vehemently opposed to his campaign. 

"I'm just saying, we don't even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump," she said. 

"I think there are concerns that those of us that are loyal have, and we want a secretary of State who's loyal to the president." 

Conway also questioned Romney's qualifications. 

"Gov. Romney, in the last four years, has he been around the globe doing something on behalf of the United States of which we're unaware?" Conway asked. 

Newt Gingrich, another adviser and supporter of Trump, said Sunday that Trump supporters would be "enormously disappointed" if Romney is nominated to be secretary of State. 

"I think speaking for most of the Trump supporters, while we support President-elect Trump in whatever he does, I think we would be enormously disappointed if he brought Mitt into any position of authority," Gingrich said on Fox News.