Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, was loudly booed at the Utah Republican party convention – jeered as a “traitor” and a “communist” as he tried to speak.
“Aren’t you embarrassed?” the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate asked the raucous crowd of 2,100 delegates meeting at a convention center in West Valley City, Utah, on Saturday, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.
Romney was the sole Republican to vote twice to impeach former President Donald Trump – for seeking political dirt on opponents from Ukraine and for inciting the deadly attack at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
“You can boo all you like,” Romney told a restive crowd.
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 as delegates tried to shout him down with accusations that he was was a “traitor” and “communist.”
Romney defended himself from the jeers by listing his conservative credentials.
“Oh yeah, you can boo all you like, but I’ve been a Republican all my life,” he said, “My dad was a governor of Michigan, my dad worked for Republican candidates that he believed in. I worked for Republicans across the country and if you don’t recall, I was the Republican nominee for President in 2012,” Romney said.
“Yeah, I understand I have a few folks who don’t like me terribly much and I — 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 said— getting both boos and cheers,