Screenshot taken from video on the @SenatorRomney Twitter account
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Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah shared a video on Wednesday in which he discussed his love for hot dogs.
"Well, as you all know, today is national hot dog day," the lawmaker said as he carried a hot dog while wearing a hat with a hot dog design on it. He noted, "Perhaps you also know that hot dog is my favorite meat. I love hot dogs."
The senator's tweet, which has amassed more than 2 million views so far, elicited ridicule from many on social media.
"A deeply unserious person," Blaze Media president Gaston Mooney tweeted in response to Romney's post.
"Is this AI?" GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida wrote.
"This is soooo painful!" Andrew Wilkow declared.
"We are cursed with the lamest, goofiest political elites in human history," someone else tweeted.
"The absolute state of our government. @MittRomney is a buffoon," another person wrote.
Some objected to Romney having ketchup on his hot dog.
"Ketchup does not belong on a hot dog, Senator," Emily Zanotti tweeted.
Another person wrote, "ketchup?! Senator, thought better of you."
Romney, who has served as a senator since early 2019, lost the 2012 presidential election to incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama. Romney had previously served as governor of Massachusetts.
Romney voted to convict then-President Donald Trump on one of two articles of impeachment in 2020. After the House voted to impeach Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot, Romney voted to convict during the Senate vote that took place after Trump had already departed from office.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.