(CNN)Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Sunday marched in a Washington, DC, protest after the death of George Floyd in a break from other GOP lawmakers who have largely aligned behind President Donald Trump’s militarized response to nationwide unrest.
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Romney told a Washington Post reporter that he was participating in the demonstration “to make sure that people understand that black lives matter.” The Utah senator later tweeted a photo of himself at the protest with the caption “Black Lives Matter,” becoming one of the most prominent GOP figures to do so.
An aide to Romney said the senator did not have any further comment on his participation, and that he wasn’t intending to publicize his march. Romney’s words during the march, captured on video by the Washington Post, are all he wants to say at this point, the aide said.
Joining the evangelical group was “spontaneous,” the aide said, adding that Romney was in DC and intended to march Sunday. He came across a group of 1,000 to 1,500 evangelicals from the DC area near the Capitol and joined their march for an hour and a half, the aide added.