Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney took a bad fall in Boston over the weekend while visiting his grandchildren in the state of his former governorship.
The fall knocked Romney unconscious and gave him a black eye.
"I took a fall. Knocked me unconscious. But I'm doing better," he said to reporters on Capitol Hill.
He also took the opportunity to roast the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Mitt Romney jokes about his fall and black eye: “I went to CPAC. That was the problem.” https://t.co/aGFMaRUgxK— Boing Boing (@Boing Boing) 1614707018.0
Romney was snubbed by the conference over his open criticism of Donald Trump.
@mkraju I'm a left leaning, progressive, liberal, independent, and I wish you a well recovery, Mitt Romney, one of… https://t.co/xkNtKMzHpt— Richard Gibson (@Richard Gibson) 1614665009.0
@mkraju @lookner This is a common problem with people over 70. Hell, Biden broke his foot playing with his dog. Com… https://t.co/wo45RczdS3— Jack Fetch (@Jack Fetch) 1614642523.0
@mkraju I hope Sen.Romney isn't covering up that he was attacked by one of Trump's goons & that his family was thre… https://t.co/V5n05x8jP9— Bruno Hugo (@Bruno Hugo) 1614654328.0
@mkraju Sounds like he fell on his face? Is that common? I guess I’m worried that Trump supporters are getting too frisky.— Lisa Lauren (@Lisa Lauren) 1614642180.0
@mkraju I don't agree with his politics but I consider him a decent and honest man. I wish him well.— My Info (@My Info) 1614641111.0
Romney was one of seven GOP Senators who broke ranks with his party and voted to convict former President Trump of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol.
He was the only GOP Senator who broke ranks in 2020 and voted to convict Trump of abuse of power.
@BlueGirlRules1 @mkraju our government is being run by people in their 70s and 80s. it's not some grand conspiracy… https://t.co/6SagRtbrNc— Spergin Morlock (@Spergin Morlock) 1614657831.0
@mkraju So an American Senator is afraid of going to police and telling what really happened? Hadn’t MoscowMitch b… https://t.co/pWgMrn26vL— Newtothis (@Newtothis) 1614672286.0
@mkraju I know the quotes are his actual quotes but in text, it makes it sounds like he was beat by Trump mafia. Am… https://t.co/czHDDLgSER— Erica Siegel, MA (@Erica Siegel, MA) 1614650640.0
@mkraju Are you sure wounds weren’t inflicted by one Trump’s acolytes— Ellfeld (@Ellfeld) 1614641253.0
Another Utah politician, former House Representative Jason Chaffetz, made It a point to say he was "not Mitt Romney" at CPAC, which seemingly existed only to praise former President Trump.
@mkraju Given the political/social climate its entirely possible he was attacked I am not necessarily a fan of his… https://t.co/4GeIzaxf0g— Gabewinner (@Gabewinner) 1614642808.0
@mkraju @jaketapper What! What happened to one of the only true Republicans left in Congress?— Stella Parton (@Stella Parton) 1614644075.0
@mkraju I'm thinking he was attacked.We can surmise why he is reluctant to admit today.— Schmoo📎 (@Schmoo📎) 1614644195.0
@mkraju The first rule of Romney Fight Club is you do not talk about Romney Fight Club— seabeat (@seabeat) 1614646532.0
@mkraju I know Romney said he took a fall but a black eye with stitches and cut lip looks more like some Trump disc… https://t.co/7aufIX83h2— SueGibbs (@SueGibbs) 1614656402.0
Romney has several stitches above his eye and on his lip, but will make a full recovery.