How did Mitt Romney get a black eye? Internet says 'Trump punched him in the face for being a traitor'

He revealed he had fallen over the weekend, but joked saying it was from attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)


                            How did Mitt Romney get a black eye? Internet says 'Trump punched him in the face for being a traitor'
Mitt Romney was seen with a black eye (Twitter)

Republican Senator caused quite the stir on Monday, March 1, as he was spotted with a black eye. He revealed he had fallen over the weekend, but joked saying it was from attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). The 73-year-old spoke to reporters saying he "took a fall", although the Internet had their two cents on the reason behind the black eye.

"I took a fall, knocked me unconscious, but I'm doing better," Romney said, according to The US Sun. "Went to CPAC, that was the problem." However, Romney never attended the conference as he wasn't invited. The site adds he injured when he went to Boston to visit his grandchildren and family. He said he had received a lot of stitches in his eyebrows and his lip. Romney was one of the seven Republican senators in favor of impeaching former POTUS Donald Trump after the January 6 Capitol riots.

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Netizens had their own opinions on Romney's blackeye. "Trump punched him in the face for being a traitor," one of the tweets read. "Did the insurrectionists beat him like they did Capitol Police?" asked one of the people. Mockery wasn't far behind. "Congratulations to Mitt Romney for passing the bohemian grove punch in the face ceremony and winning one free human sacrifice!" one of the comments read. "I saw this episode on House of Cards," wrote another.

Mitt Romney (R-UT) talks to reporters before returning to the Senate Chamber during the fifth day of former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial at the Capitol on February 13, 2021 (Getty Images)

 

"But @fadde did you see the black eye #mittromney got? Karma baby karma #sorryimnotsorry," a tweet said. "I bet the black eye is on his left eye... the Illuminati strikes again... @MittRomney," a netizen remarked. Meanwhile, sympathy and 'get well soon' tweets poured in for the Utah man. "This democrat for one will be praying for you, Mitt. You are the voice of reason of the Republican Party. God speed with your recovery," one of the people wrote.

"Ouchieee! Wishing you a painless and speedy recovery @SenatorRomney," another comment said. "I honestly think the Republicans who are talking against Trump are being threatened. Look at Mitt Romney and his “blackeye and stitches“. Says it was from a fall… I don’t buy it," a tweet read.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 

In a statement, Romney said Trump urged his supporters to march on the Capitol as lawmakers were counting electoral votes "despite the obvious and well-known threats of violence that day." Romney had earlier called the riots "an unprecedented attack against our democracy."

"We gather today due to a selfish man's injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning," Romney wrote in remarks, adding that he would have made it to the Senate before Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol. "What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States."

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