Senator Mitt Romney of Utah confronted chants of “traitor” whereas on a flight from Salt Lake Metropolis to Washington, D.C. A video posted to Twitter seems to indicate a small group of passengers chanting, not less than considered one of whom seems to not be correctly sporting a masks.
“Resign, Mitch!” one lady, seen with a masks on her chin that did not cowl her mouth and nostril, yelled. She accused Romney of not listening to his constituents.
The lady additionally tried to push a baseless conspiracy principle linking Romney to each the Ukrainian gasoline firm Burisma and president-elect Joe Biden.
Romney has previously criticized an investigation carried out by the Senate Homeland Safety Fee of Biden’s son, Hunter, who was named chairman of Burisma whereas Biden served as vice chairman. Romney did in that probe, nevertheless.
A further video posted to Twitter confirmed Romney being confronted previous to boarding his flight. Within the video, Romney may be seen sitting at a terminal within the Salt Lake Metropolis airport. The lady who seems to be filming confronts Romney, claiming he doesn’t assist Donald Trump.
Romney urges the lady to placed on a masks, which is required by the airport, although she contends she’s standing six toes away. The lady then seems to get nearer to Romney. She calls Romney “a joke” and a “disgusting disgrace” for not supporting Mr. Trump’s re-election bid.
Romney did not endorse Mr. Trump in 2020. The previous 2012 GOP presidential nominee later admitted he did not vote for Mr. Trump, both.
The video was posted by a person whose title, “Qtah,” is an obvious reference to the conspiracy principle QAnon, which the Southern Poverty Law Center notes is an “anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ” principle “that falsely declare the world is run by a secret cabal of pedophiles who worship Devil and are plotting in opposition to President Trump.”