Republican Senator Mitt Romney is blaming President Donald Trump for inciting a violent “insurrection” at the US Capitol.
Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee and a frequent critic of Trump’s, says the violent breach of the Capitol was “due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months.″
What happened at the U.S. Capitol today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States. https://t.co/NojKm86sZ2
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) January 6, 2021
Says Romney: “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. What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy.
The Utah senator ridicules Texas Senator Ted Cruz and other Republicans who want an “audit” of the election results: “Please! No Congressional led audit will ever convince those voters, particularly when the president will continue to claim the election was stolen.”
The simple truth, Romney says, “is that President-elect (Joe) Biden won this election. President Trump lost.″