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Re-Cap Of Mitt Romney’s E2 Summit

Former Vice President Biden calls on Romney to run for Senate and bashes Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney hosted his annual Experts and Enthusiasts (E2) Summit in Utah over the weekend, and it featured a speech from former Vice President Joe Biden who called on Romney to run for Senate while bashing Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

During a private appearance with Romney on Friday night, Biden said that Romney should consider running for the Sen. Orrin Hatch‘s (R-UT) Senate seat.

Politico reports:

“Romney, according to two sources present, offered little by way of response other than to smile. The audience — filled with Romney contributors and political allies — applauded in response.”

Biden also took aim at Clinton’s failed presidential campaign during the private appearance, saying that he knew she would lose key battleground states based on what he saw in those states when he was campaigning for Clinton.

Other news that came out the annual summit was that Clinton encouraged Romney to serve as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, if selected.

Romney explained that after having been approached by then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence about the position, he reached out to former secretaries of state for advice, including Clinton

“In each case, each of them said, ‘Please, please take that job if it’s offered to you. We’d very much like to see you serve in that capacity,’” Romney told the audience according to Politico.

Romney told the summit that if he had been offered the job, he would have taken it. Romney did, however, express support for Trump’s eventual pick, Rex Tillerson.

“By the way, he chose someone else, and I thought that was a very good choice,” Romey said, according to Politico.

During a question and answer segment with Spencer Zwick, Romney also took an indirect swipe at President Trump’s nationalist posture and expressed concern about “chaos and palace intrigue” surrounding the Trump administration, saying that it needed to refocus its energy on passing legislation.