Sen. Mitt Romney joined a protest march to the White House on Sunday against violence and brutality, saying he wanted people to understand that "black lives matter."
Romney told Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson he was marching "to end violence, to end brutality and that people understood that black lives matter."
.@MittRomney is marching with a group of nearly 1,000 Christians to the White House. Here he is on video saying why he’s walking: “... to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter” https://t.co/KCxJNchCMs pic.twitter.com/Za0Am2WL8g— Hannah Natanson (@hannah_natanson) June 7, 2020
Romney told NBC reporter Haley Talbot he was marching because "We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality. And we need to stand up and say black lives matter."
.@SenatorRomney marching in front of the WH: “We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality. And we need to stand up and say black lives matter.” (w/ @alivitali) pic.twitter.com/rGrXvM6wty— Haley Talbot (@haleytalbotnbc) June 7, 2020
On Saturday Romney posted a picture on his Twitter account of his father, George, participating in a Civil Rights march in Detroit in the 1960s.
This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s—“Force alone will not eliminate riots,” he said. “We must eliminate the problems from which they stem.” pic.twitter.com/SzrcAyfPD8— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) June 6, 2020