Sen. Mitt Romney Mocked by Trump Supporters at Airport

Supporters of President Donald Trump’s heckled Sen. Mitt Romney at an airport in Utah and aboard an airplane for not supporting the president ahead of Congress certifying the Electoral College results, The New York Post reports.

In a video posted to Twitter, a woman approached Romney at the airport as he was waiting to board a flight  from Salt Lake City to Washington, DC,. Romney repeatedly asked the woman to wear a mask when she spoke to him, and after she did, the woman asked Romney whether he supported Trump’s effort to throw out fraudulent votes cast in the November general election.

“Why aren’t you supporting President Trump? You’re not supporting him,” the woman asks.

“I do support President Trump,” Romney answers. “I’m sorry, I do agree with many of the things he’s for and I support him.”

“It’s a long story but it’s a constitutional process and the Constitution is clear,” Romney says. “I will follow the Constitution and I will explain all that when we meet in Congress this week.”

“You were voted in as a conservative to represent the conservative constituents. Period,” the woman barks back.

“Actually, that’s not how the Constitution works,” Romney replies before closing his laptop and walking away.

In another video, Trump supporters were seen shouting “Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!” at Romney on board his flight.

“Let him know what we think!” one woman shouted.

“Resign, Mitt!” the woman said as the chants continued.

Romney has said he will vote to certify Joe Biden as president.

In a statement Wednesday Romney said that Trump “has disrespected the American voters, has dishonored the election system and has disgraced the office of the presidency.”

The Republican senator has even called out his GOP colleagues for opposing certification of the presidential election results.

“The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” Romney said in a statement Sunday.

“The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it. More Americans participated in this election than ever before, and they made their choice.”

President Trump has derided Romney as a “RINO,” which stands for Republican in name only.

 

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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