Our nation is undergoing a rapid and radical change at this point in history, and it’s one that both conservatives and liberal can take pride in…should they choose to participate.
The Black Lives Matter movement is back in a big way over the course of the last two weeks, as protests around the nation erupted over the death of George Floyd. Now, as President Donald Trump receives predicable backlash over his handling of the situation, one Republican Senator is very publicly throwing his weight behind #BLM.
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, on Sunday became the first Republican senator known to march in one of the District of Columbia’s anti-racist demonstrations after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis nearly two weeks ago.
Wearing a mask and garnering little overt notice from fellow protesters, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee marched alongside hundreds of evangelicals at the head a column of demonstrators that eventually swelled to more than 1,000 people.
Romney said in an interview that he wanted to find “a way to end violence and brutality, and to make sure that people understand that black lives matter.”
Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have waded through the throngs of outraged yet largely peaceful protesters in D.C., and civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., toured the city’s newly named “Black Lives Matter Plaza” on Sunday morning with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat.
Will this open the floodgates for other Republicans to follow suit, or are Trump and his allies are just too powerful?