Sen. Mitt Romney talks ‘clunker’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan with Utah lawmakers

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, pauses to answer questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. | J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

Romney given warm reception from Utah Democrats, who thanked him for his ‘integrity’

SALT LAKE CITY — Republican U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney was given a warm reception in his virtual meeting with Utah House Democrats on Tuesday, where he discussed his priorities in Washington, D.C.

“I just want to thank you for your integrity and your commitment to the U.S. Constitution,” Rep. Suzanne Harrison, D-Sandy, told Romney, who met with state lawmakers via webcam. “I think history will look very kindly on you, sir, and I’m proud to be a constituent.”

Her comments likely referred to Romney’s now second vote to convict former President Donald Trump in two different impeachment trials, as well as Romney’s opposition to challenging the 2020 election results. Both stances have led Romney to stand mostly alone from his fellow congressional Republicans and drew heated criticism from many of his Republican constituents back in Utah.

But Romney has also been praised for his positions with others applauding him for his bravery.

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