Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) took the stage on the Utah GOP conference on Saturday, the place he was booed by a number of of these in attendance.
Several in attendance additionally shouted out, calling Romney a “communist” and a “traitor.”
“I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” Romney said as a number of from the gang expressed their distaste together with his job efficiency.
.@UTGOPChair simply needed to intervene and inform the gang to point out respect.
— Ben Winslow (@BenWinslow) May 1, 2021
“You can boo all you like,” Romney added. “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.”
Derek Brown, Chairman of the Utah GOP, finally stepped in and instructed these within the viewers to be extra respectful.
Despite the rowdy crowd expressing opposition to Romney’s presence on the conference, he stated, “We need to come together in strength and unity.”
Other members of the viewers, those that help Romney, tried to point out their appreciation for the senator as he confronted backlash from the gang.
Romney, who served because the Republican nominee for president in 2012 towards former President Barack Obama, has confronted immense backlash and an unsuccessful censure vote by Utah Republicans over his votes to impeach former President Donald Trump. A complete of 711 voted to censure Romney, whereas 798 voted towards the trouble, signaling a transparent divide inside the state Republican Party.