Huckabee blasts Romney: 'Makes me sick' that you could have been president

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) blasted Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGOP put on the back foot by Trump's race storm Liberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow Romney won't say if Trump's attacks against minority lawmakers are racist MORE on Friday after the Utah Republican said he was "sickened" by President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE's actions in the Mueller report.

"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," Huckabee tweeted.

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Romney was the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2012 when former President Obama won reelection. Huckabee ran against Romney for the GOP nomination in 2008 and then unsuccessfully for the nomination again in 2016.
 
 
"I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President," Romney said in a statement posted to Twitter.
 
"I am appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia — including information that had been illegally obtained; that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement," he wrote. 

Romney's remarks were the most critical yet from a Republican after the Justice Department released a redacted version of Mueller's highly anticipated report on Thursday.

The sprawling 448-page report found that there was no coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, but detailed the campaign's contacts with Russian figures as well as several instances of potential obstruction of justice on the part of the president.