Donald Trump Supporters Harass, Heckle Mitt Romney With 'Traitor' Chant On Flight
Written by Huffingtonpost on January 6, 2021
Supporters of President Donald Trump heckled and harassed Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) with repeated shouts of “traitor” on board a flight from Salt Lake Metropolis to Washington on Tuesday.
In movies circulating on Twitter, the small group of pro-Trump passengers hollered out conspiracy theories, demanded Romney resign and accused him of failing to hearken to his constituents, a number of media retailers reported.
Different movies shared on social media confirmed Trump supporters accosting Romney earlier than the flight from Salt Lake Metropolis Worldwide Airport for not supporting the president’s futile efforts to overturn the 2020 election consequence.
“I do assist President Trump in issues I agree with,” Romney calmly defined to 1 girl, after asking her to placed on a face masks. She informed Romney to not “inform me what to do,” however then complied together with his request.
When the lady requested Romney if he would assist Trump’s false claims about “fraudulent votes,” he responded: “No, I’m not … We’ve got a Structure and the constitutional course of is evident and I’ll comply with the Structure. After which I’ll clarify all that after we meet in Congress.”
Romney, who didn’t vote for Trump within the election and was the one Senate Republican to vote to convict the president in his impeachment trial final 12 months, later rose from his seat in an airport ready space and walked away as a person informed him that “Trump is a juggernaut,” stated the senator’s “legacy is nothing” and the lady shouted that Romney was an “absolute joke.”
Romney’s workplace didn’t reply to HuffPost’s request for remark.
The confrontations occurred the day earlier than Congress is about to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and Trump supporters assembled for a so-called Cease the Steal rally in Washington.
Romney on Sunday responded to Republican efforts to oppose the certification of the Electoral Faculty votes with an announcement decrying it as an “egregious ploy” that “dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic.”
“The congressional energy to reject electors is reserved for probably the most excessive and strange circumstances. These are removed from it,” the senator wrote. “Extra People participated on this election than ever earlier than, they usually made their alternative.”
“I may by no means have imagined seeing this stuff within the biggest democracy on the earth. Has ambition so eclipsed precept?” Romney concluded.
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