GOP Senator Mitt Romney Joins Protesters in DC, Tweets 'Black Lives Matter'

Mitt Romney, R-Utah, joined demonstrators on Sunday marching to the White House in protest of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Romney, who was walking with a Christian group, told NBC News that he needed to be there. "Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would 'tank" so badly in Utah!,' the president wrote on Twitter.

Romney told a Post reporter he was marching "to end violence and brutality, and to make sure that people understand that black lives matter".

An aide to Romney said the senator did not have any further comment on his participation, and that he wasn't intending to publicize his march. "We need to stand up and say, 'Black lives matter'". Chauvin, who has been charged with murder over Floyd's death, kneeled on Floyd's neck for almost ten minutes while the arrestee repeatedly told the officer he couldn't breathe.

Mitt Romney in a Monday morning tweet for participating in a protest over the weekend.

"This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s-'Force alone will not eliminate riots, ' he said".

Protesters claim the justice system is fundamentally racist and want to cut funding to police departments and abolish prisons. "We must eliminate the problems from which they stem".

Romney has been one of the more independent members of the U.S. Senate's GOP caucus.

President Donald Trump has sharply and repeatedly criticized the demonstrations and called for state and local officials to crack down on them.

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