Mitt Romney Booed During Speech at Utah GOP Convention

Henrietta Strickland
May 3, 2021

'I'm a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president's character issues, ' he said.

After a pause, he asked the crowd: "Aren't you embarrassed?" Mitt Romney was booed by members of his state party for his votes to convict Donald Trump during the former President's impeachment trials, arguing that "just one person" does not lead the GOP.

Romney wasn't the only Republican to be booed at the convention.

Romney also voted to impeach Trump during his 2019 impeachment trial, which could prove problematic for the senator should he seek reelection in 2024.

The calls from the delegates only died down after the outgoing party chair, Derek Brown, told the crowd to "show respect" for Romney, according to the Tribune.

Davis County delegate Don Guymon, who authored the censure resolution, said Romney's votes to remove Trump from office 'hurt the Constitution and hurt the party'.

Romney's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

During his remarks on Saturday, Romney acknowledged that "I have a few folks who don't like me terribly much, and I'm sorry about that". But I express my mind as I believe is right and I follow my conscience as I believe is right, ' Romney added. This week, he correctly said that China is an existential threat to our democracy. "My dad was the governor of MI and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012", Romney stressed as boos "flew from the crowd like so many poison darts", according to the newspaper. "My dad was the governor of MI and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012". There were also cheers for the former Republican presidential nominee, but the chorus of jeers seemed to drown them out as heard in videos posted online.

Many in the crowd cheered as Romney implored: "Let me tell you something, if we divide our party, we're going to be a losing party".

Sen. Mitt Romney endured insults and boos from Republicans at home on Saturday, but he avoided being censured by the Utah party convention.

Susan Collins, a Republican senator from ME, defended Mr Romney on Sunday, saying she was appalled by treatment of him in Utah. We Republicans need to remember that we are united by fundamental principles...

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