Sen. Susan Collins said she was “shocked” by the Republican delegation at the Utah convention. W. Mitt Romney warned that the GOP should accept more hostile views or it would become more like the Democrats.
“I am shocked, Amney is an outstanding senator who has performed well in our state and country,” said Collins (Ar-Main) on CNN’s “State of the Union” program. Sunday
She also defended Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Who was attacked by some Republicans, after she voted to sue former President Donald Trump for the day’s attack on U.S. government agencies. January 6
“Liz Cheney is a strong woman with a conscience and she does what she thinks is right and I congratulate her for that. We need to accept the differences in our party, ”said Collins.
“We don̵7;t want to be too much like the Democrats, occupied by the progressive leftist. We need a room for multiple perspectives, ”continues Collins.
She said Republicans’ fundamental beliefs of individual responsibility, personal freedom, free markets and strong national defense are the glue that holds the GOP together.
“This is the principle that makes us one. We’re not a one-man-led party, ”said Collins.
“There were outstanding young men and women at our party who made a great commitment to lead us. And I think all of us who follow those principles should keep in mind. [former President] Ronald Reagan’s warning to Republicans that those who agree with you 70 or 80 percent of the time are your friends, not your enemies, ”she added.
Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012 on Saturday night, was hailed and called a “traitor” and “communist” as he spoke of a general assembly of the party. In 2021 in Utah due to two votes to impeach Trump.
“Aren’t you embarrassed?” Romney replied harshly as he took the stage.
“I’m the guy who says what he means, and you know I’m not the biggest fan of our last president,” Romney said.
He is a Republican Senator. It was the sole voter to convict Trump in the first impeachment and was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict him after the congressional uprising.
“You can boo whatever you like,” said 74-year-old Romney. “I’ve been a Republican all my life. My father is the governor of Michigan and I was nominated for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. ”
Voting to blame Romney on both lawsuits was down 798 to 711.