Supporters of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, Jan. 5, criticized Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) at the airport for not supporting the president and standing up for election integrity.
In a video posted to Twitter, a woman from Utah approached Romney who was waiting for his flight.
“Why aren’t you supporting President Trump? You’re not supporting him,” the woman asked.
“I do support President Trump,” Romney answered. “I’m sorry, I do agree with many of the things he’s for and I support him.”
Another Romney airport confrontation video emerges. This one you can actually see the guy pic.twitter.com/920S5lU4BN
— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) January 6, 2021
“Are you going to support him in fraudulent votes,” the woman continued.
“No,” Romney responded. “It’s a long story but it’s a constitutional process and the Constitution is clear. I will follow the Constitution and I will explain all that when we meet in Congress this week.”
“You were voted in as a conservative to represent the conservative constituents. Period,” the woman said angrily. “You were voted in to represent us, you work for us!”
The woman said she’s one of his constituents from Utah as Romney walked away.
Another video surfaced on the social media of Romney being confronted with chants of “Traitor!” by President Trump’s supporters aboard a passenger plane bound for Washington for the Jan. 6 rally.
“Resign, Mitt!” a passenger called out. “We want to know your connection to Burisma and Joe Biden … Mitt Romney, you don’t listen to your constituents.”
Mitt Romney, in a flight full of patriots in their way to DC pic.twitter.com/t9uq3vkCo5
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Romney has denounced the decision by 13 of his Republican colleagues in the Senate to oppose the certification of Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s electoral win, calling it an “egregious ploy” that “dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic.”
“More Americans participated in this election than ever before, and they made their choice. President Trump’s lawyers made their case before scores of courts; in every instance, they failed,” Romney said in his statement. “The Justice Department found no evidence of irregularity sufficient to overturn the election. The Presidential Voter Fraud Commission disbanded without finding such evidence.”
Contrary to Romney’s claims, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who led the efforts to challenge the Electoral College votes during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6 argued that the 2020 election “featured unprecedented allegation of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of election law, and other voting irregularities,” but the courts, including the Supreme Court, have refused to hear legal cases.
The senators have demanded a 10-day delay to allow an emergency audit of results in disputed battleground states.
Former Attorney General William Barr reportedly told The Associated Press in December that officials haven’t seen evidence of widespread election fraud, to which President Trump’s legal team responded that because there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation.
“We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined. We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud,” they said in a statement.
“As far as we know, not a single one [Witness] has been interviewed by the DOJ. The Justice Department also hasn’t audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth,” they added.