Protest On Boston Common Celebrates Romney, Calls For Censure Of Trump


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's not what you'd expect to hear at an anti-Trump demonstration on Boston Common: chants of "MITT, MITT, MITT!"

Several hundred people gathered on the Common in front of the State House Wednesday evening, less than an hour after the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump, bringing an end to the impeachment trial.

They called for the Senate to at least censure the president. But they also cheered on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the lone Republican to vote to convict Trump.

Cimarron Boozer is from Wellesley. He held a sign that read "Thanks, Mitt! Now let's censure."

"I think that there's a possibility there could be a vote for censure," Boozer told WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal. "And because of his vote, other people could look at that and say, maybe there's an opening for me as well. It kind of gives them some air cover, potentially."

David, from Cambridge, was there with his young son. He explained what he thought came next.

"Continuing to protest, calling elected officials, letting him know we're still watching, still expecting things to be done, calling for censure," he said. "There's a lot of reports that the president is developing a revenge list, and what he's going to do with that. When you've got senators being OK with that, are they really representing the country?"

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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