Mitt Romney was booed loudly at the Republican Congress in Utah on Saturday – calling for a “traitor” and a “communist” as he tried to speak.
“Aren’t you embarrassed?” The Salt Lake City Tribune said the Utah senator had asked for a crowd of 2,100 delegates at downtown Maverik in West Valley City. “I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I wasn̵
Romney was the only Republican to vote twice for impeachment of Donald Trump – to seek political filth against Ukrainian opponents and to incite the deadly Capitol uprising on January 6, before he told his supporters to “fight like hell.” in support of his lie that the presidential election was stolen by Joe Biden.
Six other Republican senators voted to condemn Trump in his second impeachment.
“You can whistle anything you like,” Romney told the crowd, which the Tribune said cast insults “like so many poison arrows.”
“I’ve been a Republican all my life. My father was governor of Michigan, and I was the Republican candidate for president in 2012. “
Romney, who will not be re-elected in 2022, was also governor of Massachusetts and would normally be a member of the GOP.
But the party is firmly in the grip of Trump and his supporters – according to a CNN poll this week, 70% of Republicans believe the lie that Biden did not win enough legitimate votes to be president.
At the Utah Congress, Romney’s proposal to condemn failed miserably. Some in the crowd applauded, and after State Party Chairman Derek Brown asked delegates to show respect, Romney ended with a plea “to come together in strength and unity.”
Other speakers face disagreement, including Gov. Spencer Cox. He told much of the masked crowd that he knew some “hated” him for his measures to mitigate Covid-19, but pointed to other moves, such as banning “vaccine passports” in the state government.
Private businesses in Utah can still ask for proof of vaccination.
In one of the many attacks on Biden’s attempts to pass new expense accounts on top of the $ 1.9 million coronavirus relief bill passed in March, Utah’s other senator, Mike Lee, said Democrats were following “an idea : unquestionable trust in the government “.
Congressman Chris Stewart told the crowd that Biden was following a program of “radical socialism.” He also said that Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi was “something nasty”.