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Mitt Romney booed at Utah GOP convention, narrowly escapes censure

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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.”

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Information emerges on ‘conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer’ who lit himself on fire outside Trump trial

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As the jury selection for former President Donald Trump’s hush-money trial was being finalized, Max Azzarello set himself on fire Friday afternoon outside the Manhattan courthouse. The event was caught on video by multiple media outlets, and police officers can be seen in the videos dousing Azzarello’s body with a fire extinguisher.

National Review reports on the bizarre occurrence:

Azzarello appears to be a conspiracy-minded former Democratic campaign staffer and operations manager who threw pamphlets into the air before self-immolating that directed bystanders to his Substack blog, “The Ponzi Papers.” Azzarello writes on his Substack of a supposed “totalitarian con” and identifies himself as the man who set himself on fire outside of the Trump courthouse.

Azzarello warns of what he believes to be cryptocurrency ponzi scheme being manipulated by economic elites, most notably tech billionaire Peter Thiel. He claims the government is a “secret kleptocracy” full of financial criminals and highlights The Simpsons as a tool supposedly used by elites to brainwash the American people.

His LinkedIn page features a picture of himself with former president Bill Clinton, a subject of his conspiracy theories, and lists his various marketing and operations positions in politics and tech.

 

 

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