TRUMP fans on a flight to Washington, DC, with Mitt Romney on Tuesday chanted “traitor” at the Republican senator who has affirmed President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.
The Make America Great Again (MAGA) fans were recorded in a video screaming “traitor” nearly 20 times at Romney, who was not visible but apparently on the plane that appeared to be in Atlanta.
Trump fans chanted ‘traitor’ at Republican Senator Mitt Romney on a plane headed to Washington, DCCredit: Twitter
A Trump fan confronted Republican Senator Mitt Romney inside an airportCredit: Twitter
After the chant, a woman was heard saying, “Resign, Mitt.”
“We want to know your connection to Burisma and Joe Biden,” she continued, referring to a Ukrainian gas company that had Biden’s son Hunter on the board of directors.
The woman mentioned the Electoral College, which is set to certify the presidential election results on Wednesday, and concluded, “Mitt Romney, you don’t listen to your constituents.”
Seconds later, another woman sitting in front of the person recording the video turned around and shared her different view.
Senator Mitt Romney did not appear in the video with Trump fans criticizing himCredit: Twitter
A Trump fan asked Senator Mitt Romney, ‘Why aren’t you supporting President Donald Trump?’Credit: Twitter
“You’re one of maybe like a million who think opposite of you,” she said.
The video cut off after that exchange.
President Donald Trump’s fans lashed out at Romney after the Republican from Utah joined a bipartisan group of senators in a statement on Sunday affirming Biden’s victory.
The prior night, Romney lead Republicans in ripping a dozen fellow GOP senators who planned to object to certifying Biden’s victory when Congress tallies the Electoral College results on Wednesday.
Trump fans gathered in Washington, DC, ahead of Congress’s confirmation of the Electoral College resultsCredit: AFP or licensors
President Donald Trump criticized members of his party who are ‘Republicans In Name Only’Credit: Getty Images – Getty
“The egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some, but dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic,” Romney said on Saturday night.
“The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it.”
Romney was also targeted by a MAGA fan while he sat in secluded section of an airport terminal.
In the video shared on Twitter on Tuesday, a woman seemingly record the clip approached the senator and asked him, “Why aren’t you supporting President Donald Trump?”
President-elect Joe Biden is set to be confirmed the election winner by Congress on Jan. 6Credit: Reuters
Senator Mitt Romney criticized Republican senators who plan to object to Congress certifying Biden’s victoryCredit: Alamy Live News
Romney replied that he has agreed with Trump on “many of the things he’s for.”
The woman followed up, “Are you going to support him in the fraudulent votes?”
Romney then said, “In the election, no, I’m not.”
“It’s a long story but we have a Constitution,” he continued.
President Donald Trump called ‘Republicans In Name Only’ an ‘ineffective’ section of the GOPCredit: Twitter
President Donald Trump called attention to his supporters who rallied for him in Washington, DCCredit: AFP or licensors
“The Constitutional process is clear. I’ll follow the Constitution and I’ll explain all of that when we meet in Congress this week.”
When the woman told Romney that he was voted in to represent conservatives, he left his seat and walked away.
“You’re a joke, an absolute joke, it’s a disgusting shame,” she said.
On Tuesday, Trump supporters descended on Washington, DC, to protest Congress’s expected certification of Biden’s 306-232 electoral victory over Trump.
In a tweet in the late afternoon on Tuesday, Trump did not call out Romney by name but criticized conservatives who are Republican In Name Only (RINO).
“I hope the Democrats, and even more importantly, the weak and ineffective RINO section of the Republican Party, are looking at the thousands of people pouring into D.C.,” the president tweeted.
“They won’t stand for a landslide election victory to be stolen.”