Mitt Romney Says Capitol Riot Was An ‘Insurrection’
“We gather today due to a selfish man’s injured pride and the outrage of his supporters whom he has deliberately misinformed for the past two months and stirred to action this very morning,” Romney wrote. “What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States.”
Romney’s statements came after a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol and delayed the timeline of when Congress would resume the count and declare Joe Biden the 2020 election winner.
He proceeded to urge his fellow lawmakers “to move forward with completing the electoral count, to refrain from further objections, and to unanimously affirm the legitimacy of the presidential election.”
Other Republicans also spoke out against the the Capitol attack. House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney said the President is “abusing the trust of the American people and abusing the trust of the people who supported him.”
Former President George W. Bush, the last living Republican president, called the scene “sickening and heartbreaking,” expressing concern for “the reckless behavior of some political leaders since the election.”
Statement by President George W. Bush on Insurrection at the Capitol pic.twitter.com/rF77j0fIBK
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) January 6, 2021