Republican delegates booed Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Saturday over his two impeachment votes against former President Donald Trump, with some calling him a “traitor.”
Romney appeared to address his party’s 2021 state convention, but the boos rained down on him just as he walked onto the stage. But the 2012 presidential loser quickly turned the tables on his detractors.
“Aren’t you embarrassed?” Romney said as he stood on the stage at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
He went on to defend himself to the crowd.
“I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” said Romney, the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump in his first impeachment trial and one of seven to vote to convict after a second impeachment trial the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
Delegates were unimpressed, with some shouting “traitor” and “communist.”
But Romney, 74, fired back. “You can