Mitt Romney booed at Utah GOP convention, narrowly escapes censure

Utah Senator Mitt Romney was met with boos and shouts of “communist” and “traitor” as he took the stage at a GOP convention in his home state.

The Senator yelled back “Aren’t you embarrassed?” to the disgruntled crowd.

“I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” Romney said.

Utah GOP chair Derek Brown took the stage to tell the audience to show Romney respect, despite hecklers continuing to shout. “We need to come together in strength and unity,” Brown said, as reported by Breitbart.

“You can boo all you like,” Romney added. “I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.”

The Senator hardly escaped censure at the convention. Breitbart reported that 711 Republicans in the audience voted to censure Romney with 798 voting against the measure.

Maine Senator Susan Collins said she was “appalled” by the booing, claiming the party is not led by “just one person.”