Mitt Romney did not vote for Trump in 2020 election

Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Memo: CPAC fires starting gun on 2024 Trump at CPAC foments 2022 GOP primary wars Democrats scramble to rescue minimum wage hike MORE (R-Utah) did not vote for President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE in this year's election, his office confirmed to The Hill.

Romney's office did not say, however, whether he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' MORE.

The Utah senator, who has regularly criticized Trump, last week rebuked the president for refusing to denounce QAnon, an online movement centered around a sprawling but baseless conspiracy theory that the FBI warns is a domestic terror threat, during a town hall.


“The president’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers,” Romney said in a statement tweeted last week.

Romney last week also criticized the president and Democrats alike, claiming that both were responsible for turning the nation’s political environment into a “hate-filled morass.”

“I have stayed quiet with the approach of the election,” Romney said in a statement shared on Twitter. "But I’m troubled by our politics, as it has moved away from spirited debate to a vile, vituperative, hate-filled morass that is unbecoming of any free nation—let alone the birthplace of modern democracy.”

“The president calls the Democratic vice presidential candidate ‘a monster;’ he repeatedly labels the speaker of the house ‘crazy;’ he calls for the Justice Department to put the prior president in jail; he attacks the governor of Michigan on the very day a ploy is discovered to kidnap her. Democrats launch blistering attacks of their own – though their presidential nominee refuses to stoop as low as others,” Romney continued, calling for leaders on both sides of the aisle to “lower the heat.”

Trump has also regularly criticized the GOP senator and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, taking aim after Romney voted to convict Trump during the president's impeachment process on the charge he abused his power in his dealings with Ukraine. Romney voted to acquit Trump on the charge that he obstructed Congress.

However, the president joked at a campaign rally last month that he’s “no longer angry” at Romney after the lawmaker announced that he supported a Senate vote on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to replace the late Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgMcConnell backs Garland for attorney general A powerful tool to take on the Supreme Court — if Democrats use it right Fauci says he was nervous about catching COVID-19 in Trump White House MORE

Trump endorsed Romney in his presidential bid in 2012 and in his 2018 senate bid, although the men have a years-long tumultuous relationship