(LibertySociety.com) – Once upon a time, Senator Mitt Romney (UT-R) was arguably the most popular Republican in his party…or at least one of them. In 2012, the GOP elected him to go up against then-President Barack Obama, running for his second term. Fast forward nearly a decade, and the failed-presidential-candidate-turned-US-senator is now one of the most controversial members of the party.
On May 1, Romney attended the Utah Republican Convention. He did not receive a welcome response when he stood up to speak to the more than 2,100 GOP delegates. The crowd booed the senator repeatedly. Romney, clearly frustrated, snapped at the attendees and asked them if they were “embarrassed.” They responded by calling him a “traitor,” presumably for being the only Republican voting to convict former President Donald Trump at both impeachment trials.
Mitt Romney being booed off stage at Utah’s GOP conventionpic.twitter.com/CEDIJVwqMV
— American.357 (@ASimplePatriot) May 1, 2021
Romney is up for reelection in 2022. So far, no serious challengers have launched a primary campaign against him, but that could change. If the Trump wing of the party decides to challenge him, that could be all she wrote for the one-term senator’s career in national politics.
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