Sen. Mitt Romney on Wednesday applauded four Republican senators who dropped plans to object to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory after a mob of President Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol to interrupt proceedings.
Romney (R-Utah) warned senators who are still considering objections to the Electoral College results that they will be linked by the “insurrection” that saw Capitol windows smashed, cops doused with fire extinguishers and offices vandalized.
The violent break-in resulted in at least one death and an unknown number of injuries and was put down by hundreds of regional and federal law enforcement officers.
Romney spoke after Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) abandoned plans to make objections to Biden electors.
“I have 25 grandchildren, many of them were watching TV thinking about this building, whether their grandpa was OK,” Romney said.
The senator and frequent Trump antagonist was the unsuccessful 2012 Republican presidential nominee and directly blamed the