Utah Senator Mitt Romney blasted Senator Josh Hawley over his plan to object to the electoral college certification.
Romney told CNN that Hawley is spreading a “false rumor” about voter fraud.
Hawley “continues to spread the false rumor that somehow the election was stolen,” Romney said.
He added, “spreading this kind of rumor about our election system not working is dangerous for democracy here & abroad.”
Romney also revealed that Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans that any vote on an objection to the electoral college certification would be “the most consequential vote” of his career.
“I see that as a statement that he believes it’s a referendum on our democracy,” Romney said.
"Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) called Hawley's move 'disappointing and destructive. And borrowing from Ben Sasse it's ambition pointing a gun at the head of democracy.' Sasse (R-NE) said this week that 'adults don't point a loaded gun at the heart of legitimate self-government.'"
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) January 1, 2021