NBC News reports:
Asked why it was important for him to be present at the protest, Romney, who was wearing a face covering, said: “We need a voice against racism. We need many voices against racism and against brutality.”
“We need to stand up and say black lives matter,” added Romney, who was marching with a Christian group. President Donald Trump has sharply and repeatedly criticized the demonstrations and called for state and local officials to crack down on them.
Romney had repeatedly tweeted about Floyd’s death in recent days, and he shared a photo of his father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, marching in a civil rights demonstration in the late 1960s.
Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah! https://t.co/KqHsHmSRKo
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 8, 2020
Your big race speech is going to be quite something.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 8, 2020
Trump’s numbers in Utah keep falling. In January, Trump was up over Joe Biden by 18 points. Today he’s only up by 3 points (which fall under the margin of error). In other words, Mitt Romney is “dominating” Trump in Utah.
— Black Lives Matter (@HKrassenstein) June 8, 2020