Meanwhile, National Guard troops from SC were seen checking out of their hotel in Washington DC on Sunday soon before President Donald Trump tweeted he was giving the order to withdraw them from the capital. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, marched with civil rights demonstrators in Washington, D.C., likely making him the first Senate Republican to participate in a mid-2020 wave of protests against police 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.
In another post over the weekend, Romney shared a picture of his father, George Romney, marching for civil rights in MI during the 1960s.
"We need a voice against racism", Romney told an NBC reporter on why he was marching.
Romney also tweeted photos of himself at the march with the caption "Black Lives Matter". "'We must eliminate the problems from which they stem".
Plans being discussed for Joe Biden to attend George Floyd's funeral
It was the third consecutive day that Biden made a public appearance and the first time he's been out of the state since March. John's Church for a photo opportunity - a move that the Episcopal bishop that oversees the church later condemned.
"Our shock and outrage must grow into collective determination to extinguish forever such racist abuse", Romney stated.
About 1,000 protesters marched through Washington.
Romney, according to the New York Times, is among a group of Republicans like former President George W. Bush not expected to support Trump's reelection this November.
Romney's march came after a report he's won't back President Trump in November's election.
"We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality", he said.
Romney had tweeted previously that the May 25 death of George Floyd, a black man, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis was "abhorrent".