What I found even more alarming was that this same CNN poll found that half of the Republicans polled still falsely believe there was “solid evidence” that Biden did not win. That was a drop from the 58% who held that view in January but still represents a sizable number telling themselves lies so they can refuse to accept a result they disagree with. That’s not how democracies work. In fact, it’s how democracies die when people can convince themselves that valid election results are invalid.
Embarrassed?! No, I’m betting those people booing Romney don’t feel any sense of shame for standing up for their beloved Trump despite his track record of bigotry, efforts to delegitimize our democracy and his role in inciting the attack on the Capitol. Rather, I submit they feel proud.
The GOP that Romney and his father once had leadership roles in is gone. In its place is a White nationalist movement filled with people who don’t accept the results of an election unless they agree with it and who still worship a man who incited a terrorist attack upon our Capitol. The real question is why would Romney — or any patriotic American — even want to associate with those type of people?