WASHINGTON – Senator Susan Collins was “appalled” by the treatment of Republican Senator Mitt Romney who was received by his state lawmakers on Saturday, many of whom wanted to punish him for trying to recall former President Donald Trump.
“We’re not a one-person party,” Collins, R-Maine, he said Sunday during an interview with CNN host “State of the Union” Jake Tapper.
Some Republicans in Utah have proposed a reprimand from Romney of R-Utah for his January recall vote. Romney was one of seven Republicans who voted to condemn Trump.
On Saturday, Romney entered the Utah council with a chorus of reconnaissance by his fellow MPs, but a vote to abolish the senator ultimately failed 798-711 in the GOP state convention.
Penance was introduced by Davis County delegate Don Guymon, who said Romney “violated the Constitution and hurt the party” when he voted to remove Trump from office.
“This was a process led by Democrats who hated Trump,” Guymon said. “Romney’s voice in the first recall encouraged Democrats who continued to harass Trump.”
Congress has revoked Trump for the second time for inciting his supporters to attack the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, the day a joint session of Congress met to confirm the results of the 2020 presidential election. Republicans from ten houses voted with the Democrats in approving one article on impeachment.
Senate voted for acquittal former president in February.
Collins also defended Liz Cheney’s representative, R-Wyo., Who was criticized by Republican members for voting to recall Trump.
“Is it politically dangerous to be a Republican like Liz Cheney trying to stand up for the facts and the truth about the election and the uprising?” Tapper asked.
“Liz Cheney is a woman of strength and consciousness,” Collins replied. “She did what she thought was right and I salute her for that.”
Attachment: Associated Press