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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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White House Confirms It Is Looking Into Shutting Down Oil Pipeline Amid Fuel Crisis

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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.

“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”

“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”

“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.

“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.

“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’  I said, is it being studied right now?  Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”

“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.

 

The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.

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