Mitt Romney says he didn't vote for Trump's reelectionBy Mark Pygas
Oct. 22 2020, Updated 9:13 a.m. ET
Mitt Romney has revealed that he did not vote for President Donald Trump's reelection during early voting. The senator—who already voted in Utah—told CNN that he did not vote for President Donald Trump, but declined to say whether he voted for former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I did not vote for President Trump," Romney said.
Asked whom he voted for, Romney added: "That's something I'm keeping private at this stage."
Romney has long been a political opponent of President Donald Trump. Last week, he rebuked the president for refusing to denounce QAnon during a townhall.
“The president’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like Antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers,” Romney said.
In another statement, Romney said that Trump and Democrats had turned the nation's political environment into a “hate-filled morass.”
“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said. "But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation—let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”
“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speaker of the house ‘crazy;’ he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a ploy is discovered to kidnap her. Democrats launch blistering attacks of their own – though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others.”
He went on to call both sides to “lower the heat.”