Republican Sen. Mitt Romney Marches in Black Lives Matter Protest in D.C.

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney took to the streets over the weekend to join people speaking out against police brutality and racial injustice at a Black Lives Matter protest, according to The Associated Press.

Romney, who is one of President Donald Trump‘s biggest critics, made an appearance Sunday at a Washington D.C. protest marching alongside a Christian group. The former presidential candidate is the first reported Republican senator to join the rally of people fighting for police reform and changes in the treatment of blacks by law enforcement.

“We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality,” he said. “We need to stand up and say, ‘Black lives matter.’ ” Romney told NBC News that he needed to be there.

Romney used his Twitter account to voice his displeasure with the George Floyd tragedy late last month.

The Utah senator also showed a photo of his father, George Romney, marching in a civil rights march in the late 1960s in Detroit.

Romney, who has been fiercely critical of President Trump, was the only Republican senator who cast a vote for impeachment at the president’s impeachment hearing last year. President Obama based parts of his healthcare reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the American Care Act, on Romney’s healthcare bill, nicknamed Romneycare.