First things first, despite some L’s, Mitt Romney is still a savvy politician. But it was nevertheless surprising to many that the current Senator from Utah was out marching with Black Lives Matters protesters yesterday (June 8) in Washington.
Of course, Romney made sure to document the moment via social media, actually tweeting “Black Lives Matter” with a pair of pics from the protest—he reportedly marched with evangelical Christians along Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Peaceful protests underscore the urgency of addressing injustices,” Romney told the Washington Post. “But violence drowns the message of the protesters and mocks the principles of justice.”
He was also heard saying, ““We need to stand up and say that Black Lives Matter,” during the march.
To reiterate that he’s always been about that protest life, Romney shared a pic of his father protesting for Civil Rights in Detroit in the 1960s.
Right on cue, the man squatting in the White House took to Twitter to try to slander Romney. He only did a job of demonstrating more of his petty. We still must remind y’all that Romney still tried to politic with Cheeto before.
While Romney received some careful praise for stating the obvious, many people aren’t taking their eye off the jig. Peep some of the varied reactions below.
Are people not realizing how much credit Mitt Romney is currently receiving for simply saying that the lives of black people matter? No significant policy proposals or meaningful examination of the GOP’s role in America arriving at this moment. Just “matter.” https://t.co/RY2yloovDk— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) June 8, 2020
It says something when Mitt Romney makes it to a #BlackLivesMatter protest before Bernie Sanders. 👀— Liz (@elizlipp) June 8, 2020
Mitt Romney is no revolutionary. His marching with Black Lives Matter just shows how mainstream and international this movement has become. So if anything, that should show how the tides have turned.— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 8, 2020
Only Donald Trump would mock someone for being a good person.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 8, 2020
Thank you @MittRomney for being a good person!
Trump's numbers in Utah keep falling. In January, Trump was up over Joe Biden by 18 points. Today he's only up by 3 points (which fall under the margin of error). In other words, Mitt Romney is "dominating" Trump in Utah.— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) June 8, 2020
So why do you support Trump? Why did you not denounce his attack on peaceful protests? Why aren't you out there marching like @MittRomney ? These tweets are insulting if your votes, behavior and political support do not follow.— Jennifer 'the people have decided' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 8, 2020
So heartwarming to watch Mitt Romney march against racism past the building where he votes with Trump 80% of the time— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) June 8, 2020
Trump's failure to yet tweet about @MittRomney marching today means Fox News hasn't covered it and everyone in bunker too afraid to tel him. Stay tuned!— Frank Rich (@frankrichny) June 8, 2020