Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, said on Wednesday that he did not cast a ballot for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, his office confirmed to The Hill.
However, the former GOP 2012 presidential nominee did not say whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Romney did not vote for Trump in 2016 and instead opted to write in his wife, Ann, on the ballot.
Romney is a prominent Trump critic in Republican ranks, last week he scolded the president for refusing to denounce QAnon that the FBI claims is a domestic terror threat, during a town hall hosted by NBC.
That prompted a strongly worded statement from Mr Romney, posted on Twitter last week.
“The president’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers,” Romney wrote.
Last week Romney also said he’s fed up with how “vile” and “vituperative” American politics have become on both sides, but placing the blame largely on President Donald Trump.
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement shared on Twitter. “But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation—let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”
“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speaker of the house ‘crazy;’ he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a ploy is discovered to kidnap her. Democrats launch blistering attacks of their own – though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others,” Romney continued, calling for leaders on both sides of the aisle to “lower the heat.”