U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney marched Sunday in the nation’s capital Washington DC in a protest against police mistreatment of minorities, Mitt Romney is the second Republican to march with demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd.
Senator Mitt Romney, who represents Utah, posted a tweet showing himself wearing a mask as he walked with Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington. Above the photo he wrote: Black Lives Matter.
Marching with a Christian group, former presidential candidate becomes first Republican senator to join the demonstrations; ‘We need a voice against racism,’ he says
“We need a voice against racism; we need many voices against racism and against brutality,” he said. “We need to stand up and say, ‘Black lives matter.’ ”
On Saturday, Romney tweeted a photo of his father, George, who was the governor of Michigan from 1963 to 1969, marching with civil rights protesters in the 1960s in a Detroit suburb.
Above the photo, Mitt Romney wrote: “This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s — “Force alone will not eliminate riots,” he said. “We must eliminate the problems from which they stem.”
Hannah Natanson Reporter for The Washington Post Post video on twitter