GOP Senator Marches on White House with Protesters Because ‘Black Lives Matter’


These are strange times, folks, there is no denying that.  We are living through the sort of history that we’ll be called into our grandchildren’s classrooms to speak about.

It’s the perfect confluence of a global pandemic, an American election year, and the Black Lives Matter movement rising up to once again meet the challenges of an ignorant world.

Of course, as with all things in this nation, equality has now become politicized as well, and this has created the false narrative that you somehow can’t take a stand for the Black Lives Matter movement if you also want to reside on the right side of aisle.

In the case for justice, there is no time for partisanship, and Utah Senator Mitte Romney is demonstrating that fairly boldly.

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.

Given what we know about the relationship that Mitt Romney and Donald Trump share, we can only imagine what sort of response that the Commander in Chief will have.