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Sen. Mitt Romney receives stitches after weekend fall knocks him unconscious

By Ashley Fredde, | Updated - Mar. 1, 2021 at 10:35 p.m. | Posted - Mar. 1, 2021 at 6:08 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney took a fall over the weekend that knocked him unconscious, he told reporters on Monday.

Romney told the reporters that the fall happened while visiting his grandkids over the weekend in Boston and that he was "knocked unconscious" but "doing better."

The senator said that he was taken to the hospital after his fall and that he "had a lot of stitches."

Reporters said that Romney didn't say what he was doing when he fell but joked that it was because "I went to CPAC, that was a problem."

Former president Donald Trump gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday in which he went after Romney, who has been a frequent critic of Trump.

Romney did not attend the conference.


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