Dens. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyTrump drama separates GOP, confusing message Moderate Republicans welcome Biden’s renewed call for unity Senate panel promotes Biden’s nominated postal service MORE (R-Utah) was bowed Saturday at the beginning of his speech at the Utah Republican Party̵
Video of the speech published by Salt Lake Tribune caught the audience cheering loudly, just as he asks the audience what they felt for President BidenJoe Biden Will Seattle officials use the same litigation they want to take away from the police? Taliban warns of attacks on US troops after withdrawal period under Trump deal passes Pandemic inspector general blows DOJ note, urges Congress to clarify mandate MOREis the first 100 days in the office.
While some participants are seen standing and clapping, loud bids can also be heard.
Boos got taller after Romney, a frequent critic of the past President TrumpDonald Trump pandemic inspector general blows DOJ note, urges Congress to clarify mandate Court monitors buzz over Breyer’s possible retirement Venezuela provides house arrest for six jailed U.S. oil drills MORE suggested he was not a fan of Trump’s “character issues.”
“So what do you think of President Biden’s first 100 days?” Said Romney.
“Now you know me as a person who says what he thinks, and I do not hide the fact that I was not a fan of our last president’s character problems,” Romney said, getting more buos.
As the boos grew taller, Romney asked, “Aren’t you embarrassed?”
However, Utah GOP chairman Derek Brown asked the audience to show respect for Romney, after which he continued to end his speech.
The incident is another example of the grip the former president has on the Republican Party, and the treatment, Romney, a moderate member of the GOP, has had for criticism or reprimand of Trump.
During the convention, the Utah GOP narrowly voted against a decision to censor Romney, according to a poll published by KUTV News reporter Michael Locklear.
#BREAKING: Utah Republicans are NOT voting to censor @SenatorRomney for his Trump prosecution vote.
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– Michael Locklear (@MichaelLocklear) May 1, 2021
According to the proposal, the decision expressed dissatisfaction with Romney’s votes for accusing Trump and for criticizing him in public.
Romney was also one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump of inciting the deadly riots at the US Capitol on January 6.
The Senate finally voted 57-43 to acquit the former president without meeting the 60-vote threshold for judging.
Romney is not facing re-election in 2022.
The Utah senator voted to convict Trump of one of two articles of indictment under the former commander-in-chief first indictment in 2020.
Romney voted to convict the former president of abuse of power, but joined Republicans in voting to acquit Trump of the charge of obstructing Congress. Trump was eventually acquitted on both charges.
The movement from Romney created setbacks from the party and Trump himself.