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Mitt Romney. Photo: Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) dismissed President Trump's latest tweets attacking the lawmaker on Thursday, stating he does not follow the president on Twitter and that he's unconcerned about the president's criticisms, per The Hill.

Reality check: A search shows that Romney's personal account, @MittRomney, does, in fact, follow @realDonaldTrump on Twitter — the account from which the president has authored the attacks, but his @SenatorRomney account does not.

Mitt Romney's "Following" list via Twitter.

The big picture: Romney has been one of few prominent Republicans to question Trump's contact with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Trump asked Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, over unsubstantiated corruption allegations. The call and subsequent whistleblower complaint has led to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launching a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

""First of all, I don't follow the president on Twitter so I don't see all of his tweets. But secondly, you know in my business if you got concerned about criticism, you'd be in the wrong business. So I just don't worry about those things."
— Mitt Romney told reporters on Thursday

Romney has also spoken out against Trump for inviting China to investigate the Bidens, stating last week: "When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated."

Between the lines: Romney has not confirmed whether he would back impeaching Trump, should the House vote in favor of the measure and send the issue to the Senate.

  • "That something which I would have to consider down the road," Romney said.

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FDA panel endorses shot of J&J booster for adults

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Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Friday unanimously endorsed a booster shot for adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the initial dose.

Why it matters: The advisory committee raised concerns about a dearth of data to support their decision but ultimately decided to support an additional shot for those over 18.

Capitol Police officer indicted for obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide evidence of a participant's involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

Driving the news: Officer Michael A. Riley, 50, is accused of telling the unidentified participant, referred to as "Person 1," in the Jan. 6 riot to delete posts from Facebook, which showed them in the Capitol during the attack.

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British MP dies after being stabbed while meeting constituents

Police outside Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, England, on Oct. 15. Photo: John Keeble/Getty Images

David Amess, a Conservative Party lawmaker in the U.K., was fatally stabbed Friday while meeting with local constituents in a church in eastern England, according to AP.

The big picture: Police said a man, 25, was arrested for the stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea and is being held on suspicion of murder. A knife was also recovered at the scene, authorities said.