SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Mitt Romney was met with some upset individuals who criticized him for not supporting President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the election.
In one video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, claiming to be taken in the Salt Lake City International Airport, Trump supporters approached him as he sat in a chair alone. Romney engaged and gave brief answers after insisting that the woman recording the video puts her mask on.
"Why aren't you supporting President Trump?" she asks. He responded that he does agree with "many of things he is for," and he supports Trump on those.
"Are you going to support him in the fraudulent votes?" she asked, to which he responded that he will not.
"It's a long story," Romney said when asked why. "You'll get a chance to read my remarks."
He then explained that "we have a Constitution, the constitutional process is clear, I've followed the Constitution, and I'll explain all of that when we meet in Congress this week."
"Well, you haven't supported him and you didn't even support him in the election," the unidentified woman said back.
"No, I did not," Romney replied. "For reasons I explained at the time," he added when asked why.
The confrontation continues for just under two minutes. Watch it in full here:
Utah Patriots catch Rino Romney at Salt Lake City international airport! He thinks he’s above his constituents!!! Openly bashing @realDonaldTrump!!!
“These people won’t be able to walk down the street.”
VOLUME UP! ☝🏼 pic.twitter.com/Lntgozkajx
— Qtah (@Utah_17) January 6, 2021
Then, another video also posted Tuesday showed a crowd of people purportedly on a flight from SLC to Washington, D.C., shouting at Romney, who was sitting off-screen in first-class according to the person posting the video.
"Let him know what we think!" one person yelled, followed by several people loudly chanting "Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!" over and over.
Watch that video here:
Mitt Romney, in a flight full of patriots in their way to DC pic.twitter.com/t9uq3vkCo5
— Non timebo mala (@AncPerl) January 5, 2021
Utah senior Senator Mike Lee, a staunch Trump supporter, responded to the actions of those who attacked Romney by denouncing their behavior on Twitter Wednesday.
"No matter our political differences let’s all treat each other with respect and decency. Harassing your political opponents on a plane is not acceptable. Harassing your political opponents at their home is not acceptable. We as a country need to be better than this." wrote Lee.