Senator Mitt Romney allegedly wears a disguise when venturing out into the public as a means to avoid Trump supporters.
Mitt Romney wears a disguise in public to hide from MAGAS? https://t.co/k0S99Eb29H
— candacemariecooper (@candies2639) May 1, 2022
This, according to excerpts from a new book titled, “This Will Not Pass,” written by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Romney (R-UT) has been employing an elaborate disguise when vacationing in Palm Beach, Florida, where he owns a house.
And by ‘elaborate,’ we mean straight from the Marvel Universe school of disguises in which he’s been wearing hats while dining out in the wealthy town where former President Donald Trump also has a home.
“If he were recognized by Trump supporters there, there was a good chance he would be harassed,” a family friend told the authors.
Romney isn’t the first politician to go underground. In 2019, he acknowledged using the Twitter handle “Pierre Delecto” to defend himself on social media and “like” critical tweets against Trump.
Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has been a harsh opponent of Trump, branding him a “fake” and a “fraud” in the run-up to the 2016 election.
In February 2020, Romney made history by becoming the first senator to vote in favor of impeaching a president from his own party for what he called Trump’s “appalling violation of public trust,” voting to convict Trump of power abuse for pressuring Ukrainian officials to probe the Biden family.
Romney was one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump in his impeachment trial for January 6, 2021, insurgency, though Trump was acquitted by the Senate.
As some Republicans began to embrace Trump again after he left office, others — including Romney’s wife Ann According to the newspaper, Ann Romney, the Republican senator’s wife, says Trump’s feud with him has created such hostility amongst supporters that she has “severe doubts about whether any of their five sons could ever run for elected office as Republicans.”
Last spring, Mitt Romney had boos and catcalls cascaded down upon him from well over 2,000 Republican delegates at the Utah Republican State Convention.
In recent news, Romney has…
- Blamed the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the Trump-touted concept of ‘America First.’
- Joined Democrats as the only Republican to vote against repealing the transportation mask mandate.
- Accused decorated Iraq War veteran and former Representative Tulsi Gabbard of being a Russian asset and spreading “treasonous lies.”
Gabbard demanded Romney resign over his comments.
“Senator Romney, please provide evidence that what I said is untrue and treasonous. If you cannot, you should do the honorable thing: apologize and resign from the Senate.”
She later sent him a cease-and-desist letter and insisted he retracts his statement.
When powerful, influential people make baseless accusations of treason, a crime punishable by death, in order to intimidate, silence and censor those who speak the truth, it has a chilling effect on our democracy. This cannot go unchecked. https://t.co/evoefpc0Yd
— Tulsi Gabbard ? (@TulsiGabbard) April 20, 2022