Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol an “insurrection against the Constitution,” while other Republicans downplayed the riot’s paramountcy. Romney’s comments came as several Republicans, including Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Rep. Jody Hice Norman (R-GA), minimized the violence or made erroneous claims about the assailment.
Clyde verbalized during a House Oversight and Reform Committee aurally perceiving Wednesday that calling what took place on January 6 “an insurrection” was “a boldface lie.” Romney told HuffPost Thursday that the mob attack resulted in several deaths, rigorous injuries, and rigorous property damage.
“I was there,” Romney verbalized. “What transpired was a bellicose effort to interfere with and avert the constitutional order of installing an incipient president.” “As such, it was an insurrection against the Constitution that resulted in astringent property damage, rigorous injuries, and death,” he integrated.
Romney was one of several Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection. Several of the senators who voted to convict Trump have been censured in their abode states by local Republican groups. The Weber County GOP in Utah most recently censured Romney.
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