Mitt Romney in January 6 Capitol Riot


On Government Reform: It was an insurrection against the Constitution

Some Republicans--some quietly, some publicly--have made clear they don't agree with their colleagues [in minimizing the events of Jan. 6]. "I was there," said Mitt Romney, who was caught in security video being diverted away from the rioters. "What happened was a violent effort to interfere with and prevent the constitutional order of installing a new president. And as such, it was an insurrection against the Constitution. It resulted in severe property damage, severe injuries and death."
Source: CTV News (Canadian TV Network) on Jan. 6th insurrection May 13, 2021

On Principles & Values: Insurrection due to a selfish man's injured pride

Press release: "Romney Condemns Insurrection at U.S. Capitol: Urges unanimous affirmation of election results": Following are prepared remarks by Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), who had previously planned to address his colleagues in today's Senate session [but was updated after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot]:

"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. What happened here today was an insurrection, incited by the President of the United States. Those who choose to continue to support his dangerous gambit by objecting to the results of a legitimate, democratic election will forever be seen as being complicit in an unprecedented attack against our democracy. They will be remembered for their role in this shameful episode in American history. That will be their legacy."

Source: Senate office Press release on Jan. 6th Insurrection Jan 6, 2021

The above quotations are from January 6, 2021 riot at United States Capitol and follow-up investigations.
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