Utah Senator Mitt Romney is praising former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for his recent criticism of President Trump. 

In a statement published in The Atlantic, the retired Marine General said he was "angry" and "appalled" at the militarized response to protests in Washington, DC. 

Speaking on Capitol Hill yesterday, Romney called Mattis' comments "stunning and powerful." 

Romney said Mattis is an American patriot whose judgment he respects.

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