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Darrell Issa Throws Shade at Romney: 'Mitt Needs to Get Over the Fact' Trump Is Nominee


"We need to unify."

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that Mitt Romney needs to "get over the fact" that Donald Trump is the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.

Issa's remark came during an appearance on CNN when host Wolf Blitzer asked about Trump's refusal to release his tax returns.

"I think he should and I think he will. There's no law, but there is a tradition," Issa said, contending "it's not unreasonable" for him to "take a little time" before doing so.

Issa blamed the media for fueling the fire, prompting Blitzer to note Romney said the failure to release the returns was "disqualifying."

"Mitt right now needs to get over the fact that somebody he didn't pick won," Issa replied. "[D]onald Trump is a good man. He wasn't my first choice. Mitt Romney is in the same boat. We need to unify."

Blitzer pressed Issa, reading Romney's sharp statement to him and asking again for his response.

"Is he talking about the Clinton Foundation? It sounds like the Clinton Foundation to me," Issa said.

The interview concluded with Issa saying that Romney is a "good man," but that he needs to support the nominee.

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