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GOP Sen. Mitt Romney Marches With White House Protesters, Declares: ‘Black Lives Matter!’

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GOP Sen. Mitt Romney Marches With White House Protesters, Declares: ‘Black Lives Matter!’




GOP Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) joined a group of around 1,000 Christians marching toward the White House on Sunday.

Asked by an NBC News reporter why it was important for him to be out protesting, Romney said: “We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality. And we need to stand up and say that black lives matter.”



Video on social media showed the group singing “Amazing Grace” as they approached the White House.

The march was organized by D.C.-area evangelical pastors to protest racism in the wake of George Floyd’s death, reports MarketWatch.

Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, may be the highest-profile GOP lawmaker yet to take part in the protests, which have now entered their 13th day.




Romney shared photos from the protest and wrote in a Tweet: “Black Lives Matter.”

On Saturday, Romney shared a tweet showing his father, George Romney — at the time a Michigan governor — on a civil rights march in the 1960s, along with a quote from the elder Romney: “Force alone will not eliminate riots. We must eliminate the problems from which they stem.”





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