Sen. Mitt Romney joins Black Lives Matter protest in D.C.

He voted to remove President Donald Trump from office after the impeachment trial.

President Trump sarcastically praised Senator Mitt Romney for joining a Black Lives Matter protest in Washington a Sunday tweet, mocking him for his "tremendous sincerity".

Romney, who marched with a large group of evangelical Christians along Pennsylvania Avenue, also told the Post he was participating in the demonstration to bring awareness to the need to "end violence and brutality".

Romney's approval is underwater with Republicans, as only 46 percent signaled support for the Utah Senator in a Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll conducted in May.

About 1,000 protesters marched through Washington.

The Republican senator from Utah could be seen wearing a facemask and marching with demonstrators in an image posted to this Twitter account.

Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson captured the video, in which Romney stated that he was participating "to make sure that people understand that black lives matter" in wake of George Floyd's death.

On Saturday, Romney tweeted a photo of his father, George, who was the governor of MI from 1963 to 1969, marching with civil rights protesters in the 1960s in Detroit.

Protests and riots erupted across the nation following the death of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, late last month. "'We must eliminate the problems from which they stem, '" he tweeted.

No Americans should fear enmity and harm from those sworn to protect us.

Romney's march came after a report he's won't back President Trump in November's election.

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