GOP Senator Mitt Romney Joins Protesters in DC, Tweets 'Black Lives Matter'


"Tremendous sincerity, what a guy", Trump wrote while retweeting a video of Romney at the demonstration.

In another post over the weekend, Romney shared a picture of his father, George Romney, marching for civil rights in MI during the 1960s.

"And we need to stand up and say black lives matter", Romney said on Sunday as he marched.

Mitt Romney has become the first known Republican senator to march in protest against police mistreatment of minorities, turning out at a peaceful rally in Washington, DC.

President Donald Trump on Monday mocked Sen.

Romney, on Sunday, posted photos of the march, and an image of him with the crowd, wearing a face mask to follow COVID-19 precautions. He added a quote from his father. "We must eliminate the problems from which they stem".

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The New York Times reports that Romney will not support Trump's re-election.

"No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us", Romney tweeted last week.

Romney was maligned as racially insensitive during his 2012 presidential campaign, with former vice president Joe Biden infamously declaring that Romney planned to "put you all back in chains" in a speech to mostly black supporters.

Demonstrators raise their fists as they protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, across from the White House in Washington on June 7, 2020. This tragedy - in a long series of similar tragedies - raises a long overdue question: "How do we end systemic racism in our society?" the statement said.

Romney had tweeted previously that the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis was "abhorrent".