Senator Mitt Romney BOOKED By Delegates To The Utah GOP Convention For Voting To Impeach Trump And Narrowly Avoid His Own CENSURE For Rogue State
- Senator Mitt Romney was booed on Saturday as he delivered a speech at the Utah Republican Party’s organizing convention
- The 2,000-strong crowd shouted at Romney, a frequent critic of former President Trump suggesting he was not a fan of Trump’s ‘character issues’
- Romney has faced negative reactions and disapproving threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump earlier this year
- Romney was one of seven GOP senators who voted to condemn Trump for instigating the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol.
- The Senate ultimately voted 57-43 to acquit the former president as he failed to pass the 67-vote threshold to convict – Romney not standing for re-election in 2022
More than 2,000 Utah Republicans booed Senator Mitt Romney as he arrived on Saturday to speak at a convention in his home state.
The vocal backlash followed when a motion was filed, but it was ultimately rejected to have him disapproved of his votes during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trials.
“Aren’t you ashamed?” Romney said in response to the shout as he walked onto the stage.
Senator Mitt Romney was booed as he addressed the Utah GOP convention on Saturday
Senator Mitt Romney will address the Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention in West Valley City, Utah on Saturday
“I’m a guy who says what he means, and you know I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues,” he said.
Shouts of “traitor” or “communist” came from the crowd.
“You can drink as much as you want,” Romney continued. ‘I’ve been a Republican all my life. My father was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican candidate for president in 2012. ”
Romney managed to elicit a few cheers when he asked the audience if they were fans of Biden.
More than 2,000 Utah Republicans booed Senator Mitt Romney as he arrived on Saturday to speak at a convention in his home state
The 2,000-strong crowd shouted at Romney, a frequent critic of former President Trump suggested he was not a fan of Trump’s ‘character issues’
Romney has faced negative reactions and disapproving threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump earlier this year
“So what do you think of President Biden’s first 100 days?” Romney asked.
The motion to condemn Romney narrowly failed, 798 to 711, in a vote by delegates to the state’s GOP convention.
At one point, Derek Brown, the chairman of the Utah GOP, interrupted Romney’s speech to tell the rowdy crowd to simmer.
Despite the negativity, Romney ended his speech on a positive note.
“We must come together in strength and unity,” he said.
Senator Mitt Romney walks off stage after speech at Utah Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention on Saturday
Davis County Deputy Don Guymon, who drafted the resolution, said Romney’s votes to remove Trump from office “harm the constitution and harm the party.”
“This was a process driven by Democrats who hated Trump,” Guymon said. Romney’s vote in the first charge encouraged Democrats who continued to harass Trump.
The proposal, in addition to several platform changes debated on Saturday, also aimed to commend the other members of the Utah congressional delegation for their support of the former president.
Others warned that backing the censure risked defining the party around Trump rather than the conservative principles most delegates cherish.
“When it comes to letting Mitt Romney know we’re not happy with him, trust me, he knows,” said Emily de Azavedo Brown, Salt Lake County representative. Let’s not make it a Trump or not a Trump thing. Are we a party of principle or a party of a person? ‘
Romney was one of seven GOP senators who voted to condemn Trump for instigating the deadly January 6 riot at the Capitol.
The Senate ultimately voted 57-43 to acquit the former president for failing to pass the 67-vote threshold to convict.
Romney is not standing for reelection in 2022.
President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney were photographed during an awkward dinner date at Jean Georges restaurant in New York City in November 2016