Romney rips Trump over Capitol Hill mayhem: 'This is what the president has caused'

Romney rips Trump over Capitol Hill mayhem: 'This is what the president has caused'


Sen. Mitt Romney issued a scathing rebuke of President Trump after his supporters stormed the Capitol Hill complex, which forced an evacuation of Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers.

“This is what the president has caused today,” Romney told New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin on Wednesday. “This is insurrection.”

.@MittRomney summoned me as lawmakers and press arrived at a secure location

“This is what the president has caused today, this insurrection,” he said w fury in his voice.

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— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) January 6, 2021

The Capitol Hill complex went on lockdown Wednesday after planned “Stop the Steal” protests devolved into a violent breach of the congressional building — smashing windows, breaking into offices, looting rooms, and forcing an evacuation of Vice President Mike Pence and lawmakers as staff and reporters were told to shelter in place.

At least four protests were scheduled in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday, the day

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