“Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection against the Constitution” as some GOP lawmakers sought to minimize the violence this week,”… according to The Hill.
“Speaking to HuffPost on Thursday, Romney noted that the mob attack resulted in severe property damage and death.
“‘I was there,’ Romney said. ‘What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president.‘ [emphasis added]
“‘As such, it was an insurrection against the Constitution that resulted in severe property damage, severe injuries and death,” he continued. [emphasis added]
“Romney was one of seven GOP senators to vote to convict former President Trump for inciting the insurrection. He was joined by GOP Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Ben Sasse (Neb.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.).” [emphasis added]
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“I was there,” Romney said. “What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president.” https://t.co/beHzUnCF0S
— The Hill (@thehill) May 16, 2021