He defended himself on stage, saying he was a "person who says what he thinks, and I don't hide the fact that I wasn't a fan of our last president's character issues". This led to the CNN host asking, "Is it politically risky to be a Republican like Liz Cheney who tries to stand up for facts and truth regarding the election and the insurrection?"
The junior senator was also booed when he appeared in an introductory video Saturday, according to Utah reporter Ben Winslow, of a local Fox affiliate.
Despite the negativity, Romney ended his speech on a positive note.
The developments come after Romney, a vocal critic of Donald Trump, told The New York Times in late February that he was "pretty sure" the former U.S. president would win the Republican Party's presidential primary in 2024 if he decides to run.
"I was appalled", Collins said. CNN's Jake Tapper brought all of this up as he interviewed Collins on State of the Union, and she offered a disapproving reaction. "Are we a party of principle or a party of a person?"
The incident is another example of the grip the former president has on the Republican Party and the treatment Romney, a moderate member of the GOP, has faced for his criticisms and rebukes of Trump. Cheney is the third-ranking House Republican and one of 10 Republican congressmembers who voted to impeach Trump earlier this year. And I salute her for that'. We need to be accepting of differences in our party.
Mitt Romney has never been a fan of Donald Trump, and he reminded the Republican Party of that this weekend.
Trump also took aim at Cheney Monday, sending out a statement suggesting she would lose her 2022 re-election bid.
Collins said, "Liz Cheney is a woman of strength and conscience". 'They never liked her much, but I say she'll never run in a Wyoming election again!'