Republican Sen. Mitt Romney was booed by audience members when he took the stage at the Utah GOP convention Saturday.
Romney has faced negative backlash and a censure threat by the GOP delegation for his votes to impeach Donald Trump.
But Chairman of the Utah GOP, Derek Brown, interrupted Romney’s speech to tell the rowdy crowd to simmer down.
“I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues,” Romney said as the crowd threw insults at him including “communist” and “traitor,” first reported The Salt Lake Tribune.
“You can boo all you like,” Romney said. “I’ve been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.”