Trump fans confront Mitt Romney on flight to DC, call him 'traitor': 'We voted you to represent conservatives'
Romney was waiting at a Utah airport when a woman charged at him demanding why he doesn't support Trump's claims of election fraud and that's when it all started
Donald Trump's supporters hit Senator Mitt Romney with mockery at a Utah airport, blaming him for not supporting the president before Congress certified the electoral college results. The incident has been captured in a video that's now circulating all over Twitter and gaining a lot of reactions over the treatment shown to Romney all for expressing he will be voting to certify President-elect Joe Biden's win.
The video shows a Trump supporter approaching Romney as the senator sat in the waiting lounge of the airport, reportedly waiting for his flight from Salt Lake City to Washington DC. The passerby chastises him for not siding with Trump's claims of election fraud. “Why aren’t you supporting President Trump? You’re not supporting him,” the woman angrily asks.
We warned you these psychotic freaks would turn on republicans once Trump lost. I’m not a Romney fan but he’s done nothing but adhere to his oath, and the MAGA trash does this to him. pic.twitter.com/VowYYSxrvw— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) January 6, 2021
Mitt Romney, in a flight full of patriots in their way to DC pic.twitter.com/t9uq3vkCo5— Non timebo mala (@AncPerl) January 5, 2021
Romney answers very calmly, "I do support President Trump. I’m sorry, I do agree with many of the things he’s for and I support him.” But the woman isn't happy with the answer, as she hits back again, pressing Romney about the election results. "It’s a long story but it’s a constitutional process and the constitution is clear,” Romney explains, adding: “I will follow the constitution and I will explain all that when we meet in Congress this week.”
The woman shoots back: "You were voted in as a conservative to represent the conservative constituents. Period." Romney then takes time to explain once more "Actually, that’s not how the constitution works,” before closing his laptop and walking away. Passengers attacked Romney with chants inside the airbus too, as another video posted on Twitter shows a group of people saying: “Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!”
Patriots? Protesting a certified election makes them the seditionists. Not patriots. And no amount of shouting or Karen-ing Mitt Romney on a plane will cover that up.— QuadrupleU (@QuadrupleU) January 6, 2021
Agreed. As much as I can’t stand Mittens, A. No one deserves to be harassed like that. And B. We crush the left when they do that stuff. Be better than this— james (@james67779520) January 6, 2021
Why is it that trump supporters are almost universally angry, belligerent, accusatory, insulting, disrespectful and rude. About the only thing she didn’t do was wave a gun in his face.— dtf1947 (@dtf1947) January 6, 2021
This is awful. This woman is deranged. Romney, a man of integrity, deep faith and true patriotism for this country deserves respect from us all. His duty is to protect our democracy, not the con-man in the White House .— Samantha Hollinshead (@SamanthaHollin2) January 6, 2021
Soon as the videos reached Twitter, users slammed the Trump supporter, saying: "As much as I can’t stand Mittens, A. No one deserves to be harassed like that. And B. We crush the left when they do that stuff. Be better than this." Another said: "Patriots? Protesting a certified election makes them the seditionists. Not patriots. And no amount of shouting or Karen-ing Mitt Romney on a plane will cover that up". About the woman at the airport, a user asked "Why is it that Trump supporters are almost universally angry, belligerent, accusatory, insulting, disrespectful and rude? About the only thing she didn’t do was wave a gun in his face." Others slammed her saying: "This is awful. This woman is deranged. Romney, a man of integrity, deep faith and true patriotism for this country deserves respect from us all. His duty is to protect our democracy, not the con-man in the White House."
All of this comes after Romney expressed he is on Biden's side. The Republican senator even slammed his fellow GOP colleagues for being against the November election that was called in favor of the former vice president. “The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” Romney said in a statement. “The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it. More Americans participated in this election than ever before, and they made their choice.”