The Real Reason Mitt Romney Was Injured

Republican Senator Mitt Romney took a fall that landed him in the hospital. He appeared in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 2021 with a black eye and stitches on his eyebrow and eyelid, according to CNN.

When asked about the injury, Romney told reporters that he had been in Boston, Mass., over the weekend visiting his children and grandchildren. He did not get into specifics about what happened, but he did say that he had a "tough weekend" because of a fall that knocked him out. "I took a fall," the Utah senator said, according to The Hill. "I took a fall, knocked me unconscious, but I'm doing better."

While he was taken to the hospital for treatment, Romney did not have to spend the night. But, while speaking about his fall, Romney made a joke about the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that was held from Feb. 25-28, 2021 in Orlando, Fla.. So why is Romney's CPAC joke causing a stir?

Mitt Romney makes a joke about CPAC

After being released from the hospital with stitches and a black eye, Senator Mitt Romney spoke with reporters and explained that he fell while visiting family in Boston, Mass. However, while discussing the incident, Romney made a joke and said, "Oh my goodness. I went to CPAC. That was a problem," according to CNN. As the outlet clairfied, Romney did not, in fact, attend the Conservative Political Action Conference that was held in Orlando, Fla. The event was dominated by Donald Trump.

Earlier in 2021, Romney voted to convict Trump "during both of his Senate impeachment trials," according to CNN, a decision that made Romney a target during Trump's CPAC speech. Trump personally called out Romney during the event and, according to The Hill, Romney was a "persona non grata" at the event.

Romney has an interesting history with Trump and his family. In fact, Donald Trump Jr. has made headlines over the years for his vocal disdain for the Utah senator. And, despite Romney's critique of Trump, he did make a prediction that Trump might win the GOP nomination if he ran again in 2024.