Mitt Romney took to social media on Sunday to call on President Biden to follow him into retirement, snatching up one of Biden’s own lines to do so.
“Today I humbly call on the President to do the same: It’s time to transition to the next stage of life. We should both retire from public service and let the next generation step forward to lead,” Romney tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
The suggestion was most likely in reaction to Biden’s recent address to a joint session of Congress, in which he said, “Now it’s time for Congress to step forward, and all of us to transition to the next chapter of our work together.”
Romney’s jab comes after a long history of personal and political conflicts between himself and the Biden administration, with the Republican regularly engaging in public feuds with members of the Cabinet.
Romney has made a point of highlighting the differences between his beliefs and the Democratic Party’s agenda on multiple occasions during Biden’s first months in office and has put out views largely opposed to Biden’s plans.
Regardless, his plea for the pair to walk into retirement together marks a shift away from the tough rhetoric of yesteryear and may indicate a thawing of tensions between the two.