Romney: Iranian protesters reminiscent of ‘patriots who won our own freedom’

Romney: Iranian protesters reminiscent of ‘patriots who won our own freedom’
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Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMJ Hegar announces Texas Senate bid On The Money: Cain withdraws from Fed consideration | Says he didn't want 'pay cut' | Trump sues to block subpoena for financial records | Dems plot next move in Trump tax-return battle Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report MORE on Sunday praised protesters in Iran who have in recent days demonstrated in opposition to alleged government corruption and economic conditions.

“Patriots afar remind us of the patriots who won our own freedom and also those who preserve it. Heroes all,” the former Republican presidential candidate tweeted.

Romney, a former Republican presidential nominee, is said to be weighing a run for Senate if Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchHatch warns 'dangerous' idea of court packing could hurt religious liberty Former Democratic aide pleads guilty to doxing GOP senators attending Kavanaugh hearing How do we prevent viral live streaming of New Zealand-style violence? MORE (R-Utah) retires.


Protesters have taken to the streets throughout Iran for each of the last four days to protest economic hardships and alleged government corruption.

Some protesters in the country's capital reportedly chanted "death to Rouhani," referring to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, and "death to the dictator," referring apparently to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

President Trump on Friday tweeted his support for the protests, adding that “the world is watching.” The Iranian government swiftly condemned the president’s remarks, calling them “deceitful and opportunist.”