Last Updated on January 5, 2021
Video footage has surfaced Tuesday evening of Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) being confronted with chants of “Traitor! Traitor!” by passionate constituents aboard a passenger plane bound for Washington, D.C. ahead of Wednesday’s highly anticipated January 6 Stop The Steal rally.
“You know what we think!” a passenger calls out in the footage. The plane’s cabin then erupts in chants of “Traitor! Traitor! Traitor! Traitor!” while Romney hunches over in his seat in a submissive posture and stares at his lap.
“Resign, Mitt!” another passenger calls out. “We want to know your connection to Burisma and Joe Biden. Mitt Romney, your constituents want to know why you are trying (indistinguishable)… certify the electoral college. Mitt Romney, you don’t listen to your constituents.”
The video footage surfaced on the social media platform Twitter and quickly gained a substantial amount of traction.
Romney has drawn the ire of constituents for his zealous, dogged opposition to President Donald Trump and his unabashed support for the highly unpopular and violently militant Black Lives Matter movement.
Elected officials who attempt to block the nationwide movement for free and fair elections have been confronted with increasing frequency in recent months.
In December, courtroom attendees heckled and jeered Michigan State Rep. Cynthia Johnson in response to her incompetence and buffoonish demeanor during a state hearing on election fraud.
“I’ve spoken with many people who worked the TCF, TFC… TCF,” Johnson, 62, said in the recently found footage, eliciting derisive laughter from the unconvinced audience.
“Get it together,” an attendee said. “Sad, sad.”
Johnson then began filibustering the proceedings with a droning monolgue about how the witnesses were not under oath, prompting the committee chair to interject, “Representative, I just wanna remind you, the purpose of today’s hearing is to hear from people across Michigan who witnessed things at the TCF Center.”
The audience erupted in applause, visibly upsetting Johnson. “Okay, so they’re here but they’re takin’ up so much time!” she screamed, prompting the audience to loudly boo.
“You’re out of order,” Johnson was told, prompting her to rage that the witnesses were “lying.” The audience booed even more loudly than before, and an attendee called out, “You’re a disgrace.” Johnson finally stopped talking and put her face mask back on, looking down at her lap while fidgeting with her glasses.
Many lawmakers across the country have refused to address the concerns of voters about election irregularities and ballot fraud, further broadening the divide between elected officials and their constituents.