Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said Monday that he is recovering after a fall over the weekend knocked him unconscious and resulted in “a lot of stitches.”
Romney was seen on Capitol Hill with a black eye and stitches above an eye and his lip. He told reporters that he “took a fall” while in Boston visiting his son and grandchildren.
He briefly pulled off his mask, showing a puffy and bruised upper lip.
“Yeah, I had kind of a tough, tough weekend. … I went to CPAC. That was a problem,” he joked, referring to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, where former President Donald Trump spoke Sunday. Romney voted to convict Trump in both of his impeachment trials, earning him the ire of Trump and his allies. Trump lashed out at Romney and other Republicans who voted to impeach or convict him during his speech Sunday.
Sen @MittRomney has a black eye and stitches, says he took a fall while visiting his son in Boston, “I took a fall, knocked me unconscious but I’m doing better.”
Joked: “I went to CPAC, that was a problem…” pic.twitter.com/6P1QWrjr9O
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 1, 2021
Romney said he went to the hospital to get stitches but did not disclose whether he was admitted overnight.
“I asked the doctor how many stitches, and she said, ‘I don’t know,'” he said.