Donald Trump’s sycophantic followers are completely backing their losing president in his attempt to undermine democracy. Wednesday is the “Stop the Steal” rally planned in D.C., a protest against certifying Joe Biden’s win in Congress. Expected attendees include the Proud Boys, a hate group that has already had their leader arrested for carrying ammunition into the city and for confessing to a hate crime.
The scene is hot in D.C., but these MAGA heads are everywhere. In fact, they're traveling from Utah TO D.C., and Republican Mitt Romney got caught up in their swarm taking his own plane ride to the Capitol. There are two videos circulating right now of Romney being harassed by fanatic Trump supporters.
The first was posted by a woman approaching Romney in the airport itself, apparently with her mask hanging off.
"Please put your mask on," Romney says in the video. "It's required by law."
First, she angrily tells him not to tell her what to do and insists she's six feet away. Then she puts it on, saying, "I'm going to go ahead and do it because I want to have a chat with you."
She asks him why he doesn't support Trump. "I do support President Trump in things I agree with,” Romney replies, calmly.
Then she asks what he's going to do about the "fraudulent" election.
"We have a Constitution, the Constitution process is clear. I'll follow the Constitution and I'll explain all of that when we meet in Congress this week," Romney answers.
She continues to harangue him about his failure to represent "conservatives" in Utah, probably because Romney didn't vote for Trump and was the only Senate Republican to vote to convict the president in his impeachment trial.
Eventually, Romney walks away, but there was more waiting for him on the plane. A second video shows people chanting "traitor" at Romney, who is sitting somewhere on board.
Romney referred to the incident in an interview with HuffPost saying "that's something I've gotten used to over the years. That's the nature of politics today, unfortunately."
He might be getting even more focus right now because on Sunday, he spoke out against the attempts to intimidate electors to overturn the results.
"The congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it," the senator wrote in a statement on his own site. "More Americans participated in this election than ever before, and they made their choice...I could never have imagined seeing these things in the greatest democracy in the world. Has ambition so eclipsed principle?"
The answer is yes, and they're on their way to Washington.