Rep. Sen. Mitt Romney was the subject of fellow Delegates booing and taunting as he tried to deliver a speech at the Utah Republican Convention Saturday night.
The audience was clearly angered over Romney’s vote to impeach Trump and called the former presidential candidate a traitor.
“Now you know me as a person who says what he thinks,” Romney told the crowd whose discontent hardly let him being heard.
“You know I don’t hide the fact that I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues.”
He stared at the catcallers for a moment, before asking “Aren’t you embarrassed?”
“You can boo all you like,” the 74-year-old continued. “I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.”
“So yeah, I understand that I have a few folks that don’t like me terribly much and I’m sorry about that, but I express my mind as I believe is right and I follow my conscience as I believe is right.”
Romney was just a month ago cheered and praised when he won the year’s John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award that he earned for standing against Trump.
“I’m humbled by the Kennedy family’s recognition today,” he tweeted. “But I see courage every week from my colleagues in the Senate, many of whom make tough decisions to do what they believe is right even though it may be politically unpopular.”