UTAH Senator Mitt Romney slammed President Donald Trump on Wednesday for "disrespecting voters" by telling them the "election is rigged."
Romney expressed his dismay in the president while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill.
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Referring to Republicans planning to object Joe Biden's Electoral College victory, Romney said: "I think that the gambit that we are seeing today — very disappointing."
He added: "President Trump has disrespected the American voters, has dishonored the election system and has disgraced the office of the presidency."
The Republican senator has previously declared President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.
"It turns out that telling the voters that the election is rigged is not a great way to turn out your voters," Romney also said on Wednesday.
Romney's harsh commentary comes one day after Trump fans chanted "traitor" on a flight to Washington, DC.
The Make America Great Again (MAGA) fans were recorded in a video screaming “traitor” nearly 20 times at Romney, who was not visible but apparently on the plane that appeared to be in Atlanta.
President Trump’s fans also lashed out at the senator after the Republican from Utah joined a bipartisan group of senators in a statement on Sunday affirming Biden’s victory.
The prior night, Romney led Republicans in ripping a dozen fellow GOP senators who planned to object to certifying Biden’s victory when Congress tallies the Electoral College results on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Trump supporters descended on Washington, DC, on Tuesday to protest Congress’s expected certification of Biden’s 306-232 electoral victory over Trump.
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