His. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump drama splits GOP, confusing message Moderate Republicans toss Biden’s renewed call for unity (R-Utah) was booed on Saturday at the start of his speech at the Republican Party’s organizational convention in Utah.
Video from the speech, published by Salt Lake Tribune he caught the crowd, which greeted him loudly, just as he asked the crowd what they felt President Bidenis the first 100 days in the office.
While some present see themselves standing up and applauding, loud whistles can also be heard.
The booms grew stronger after Romney, a frequent critic of the former President TrumpDonald Trump Inspector General of Pandemics blows up DOJ note, urges Congress to clarify mandate of court observers for possible retirement of Brier Venezuela gives house arrest to six imprisoned US oil contractors MORE suggested that he was not a fan of Trump’s “character problems.”
“So what do you think of President Biden’s first 100 days?” Romney said.
“Now you know me as a person who says what he thinks, and I do not hide the fact that I was not a fan of the problems with the character of our last president,” said Romney, gaining more thighs.
As the noise grew louder, Romney asked, “Aren’t you embarrassed?”
Utah GOP chairman Derek Brown asked the crowd to show respect to Romney, after which he ended his speech.
The incident is another example of the former president’s grip on the Republican Party, and the treatment of Romney, a moderate member of the PN, has met with criticism or denunciation of Trump.
During the convention, the Utah government voted narrowly against a resolution condemning Romney, according to an election published by KUTV News reporter Michael Locklear.
#BREAKING: Utah Republicans vote NOT to condemn @SenatorRomney for his vote to impeach Trump.
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– Michael Locklear (@MichaelLocklear) May 1, 2021
According to the proposal, the resolution expresses dissatisfaction with Romney’s votes for impeachment of Trump and his public criticism.
Romney was also one of seven GOP senators who voted to condemn Trump for inciting the deadly riots in the US Capitol on January 6.
The Senate eventually voted 57-43 to acquit the former president by failing to reach the 60-vote threshold.
Romney is not facing re-election in 2022.
The Utah senator voted to condemn Trump on one of two articles of impeachment during the former commander-in-chief’s first impeachment trial in 2020.
Romney voted to condemn the former president for abuse of power, but joined Republicans in voting to acquit Trump on a charge of obstruction of Congress. In the end, Trump was acquitted of both charges.
Romney’s move provoked a reaction from the party and Trump himself.