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Republican Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, who voted to convict Trump in the last two Senate impeachment proceedings, was censured over the weekend by the Weber County GOP.
“The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials,” the resolution stated. “The Weber County Republican Convention thanks Senator Mike Lee for his votes to protect due process and the US Constitution by voting against the unconstitutional charges. The Weber County Republican Convention also thanks Congressmen Chris Stewart, John Curtis, Blake Moore, and Burgess Owens for voting against the Democrats’ politically motivated articles of impeachment.”
Romney received boos upon addressing attendees at the convention on May 1, whereas Utah Sen. Mike Lee was cheered.
“Now you know me as a person who says what he thinks and I don’t hide the fact that I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues,” Romney said upon being interrupted. “I understand that I have a few folks who don’t like me terribly much … You can boo all you like. I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.”
Former President Donald Trump criticized Romney in a statement Monday.
“After being loudly booed at the Utah Republican Party Convention, Utah’s Weber County censured RINO Mitt Romney in the strongest of terms,” Trump said in a statement. “Washington County Republicans also censured Romney in April. He is BAD NEWS for our Country!”
Republican Senator Mitt Romney was met with a chorus of boos when he addressed a GOP convention in his home state of Utah pic.twitter.com/cnbnI6euQW
— Reuters (@Reuters) May 2, 2021
Trump fired back at Romney upon the events that ensued at the convention two weeks ago as well.
“So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention,” the former president said in a statement. “They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!”
Romney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.