Mitt Romney may have earned raves from Democrats and the media for his attacks on former President Donald J. Trump, but voters back in Utah aren’t pleased with the exploits of their U.S. Senator.
On Saturday, the failed Republican presidential candidate received a rude reception when he mounted the stage at the Utah Republican convention and was loudly booed by the crowd.
Romney asked the question “So what do you think about President Biden’s first hundred days?” and was immediately showered with boos and catcalls from a considerable portion of the audience that showed up at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City.
Things got so bad that one of the event organizers had to step in and tell the crowd to settle down.
Sen. @MittRomney was greeted with loud boos and jeers at the Utah GOP convention.
Romney then asked the crowd, "Aren't you embarrassed?"pic.twitter.com/7uHY0UZonA
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 1, 2021
The crowd not only booed a man who they view as a treacherous backstabber some also went so far as to shout “traitor” and “communist” at Romney, a man who was so obsessed with hatred for Trump that he ran for Senate just to go to Washington in order to join the impeachment mob.
Mitt defended himself amidst the din; “now you know me as a person who says what he thinks and I don’t hide the fact that I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues and I’m also no fan…” pausing due to the noise, “…aren’t you embarrassed?” He asked.
At that point, the party chair stepped to the podium to call for the audience to show “respect” to Romney who then resumed his remarks.
“You can boo all you like,” said Mitt. “I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012,” he added, reminding the crowd of how miserably that he failed by not putting forth a stronger effort to save America from a catastrophic second term for Barack Obama.
It wasn’t all bad news for “Pierre Delecto” though, a vote to formally censure him for his role in the impeachment farce was defeated 798 to 711.
Republican Don Guymon who was responsible for the resolution to censure said; “Mitt Romney’s votes to remove Trump from office in two illegitimate impeachment trials hurt the constitution and hurt the party,” said the Davis County delegate.
Guymon added; “This was a process driven by Democrats who hated Trump,” he said “Remember when Nancy Pelosi tore up his speech? Romney’s vote in the first impeachment emboldened Democrats who continued to harass Trump.”
As one of the first Republican members of the Senate to congratulate Biden following a contentious and controversial election that was rife with irregularities, Romney earned the wrath of those who are at least theoretically his constituents and who naively believed that he went to D.C. to represent them rather than to pursue his vendetta against Trump.
There is no way to convincingly argue that America would be a far different place today had Romney not “choked like a dog” against Obama and then for good measure, teamed up with Democrats to sabotage and undermine Trump during his presidency.
The reception that Romney received also underscores the ongoing battle for the soul of the Republican party as the corrupt establishment tries to wrest back control from Trump and his pro-American supporters.