November 29th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
9 years ago

Josh Romney tweets heroics

Updated 3:59 p.m. ET, 11/29/2013

(CNN) – Josh Romney, one of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's five sons, is trumpeting his heroism at the scene of a Thanksgiving Day car wreck in Utah.

"Was first on scene to big accident, see pic of car in the house. I lifted 4 people out to safety. All ok. Thankful," he tweeted Friday with a picture of himself standing in front of the wreckage, smiling.

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CNN affiliate KTVX in Salt Lake City reports that a car crashed Thursday through a house in the city of Holladay, Utah. Police say the driver, who appeared to have suffered a seizure, veered off the road while exiting Interstate 215.

The driver's wife and two children, who were also in the car, were not seriously injured when the vehicle plowed into the living room while the man inside the house was in another room. The resident was not injured.

While some in the twitterverse were impressed with Romney and thanked him for his stellar actions, a few others thought his smile in the tweeted photo was somewhat out of place considering the damage visible behind him.

In a statement sent to CNN, Romney said he was sitting at the intersection when the vehicle narrowly passed by his car and hit the house.

"I drove to the accident site and entered the home where the car had come to a stop on its side. I opened the driver side door and spoke with the four passengers inside the car," he said. "Miraculously, they appeared to have no major injuries. I was able to help each of them get out of the car and lift them down to the ground."

Romney reiterated he was grateful no one was seriously hurt.

"What I did to help the people involved in the accident is what anyone else would do who witnessed such a potentially dangerous situation," he added.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Another one of the twit's family looking for glory.
    Won't give you votes fool!

    November 29, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  2. O'drama ya Mama

    Most people who do a heroic deed dont need to advertise it themselves. That is not a hero that is someone looking for attention.

    November 29, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  3. RNK

    Self promotion.
    The trait that republicans seem to have in common.
    I would have been impressed if he had not said anything and journalists discovered the story in a couple weeks.
    This looks like something he staged to get his name in the news.

    November 29, 2013 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. al thomas

    another self-proclaimed Romney hero .
    jjesus . THIS family is sooo self righteous !!

    November 29, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Kinard

    Narcissistic fellow, isn't he. Can't say he doesn't take after daddy.

    November 29, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  6. anotherGDlefty

    Cripes people put your politics on the shelf for the day and revel in someone helping someone they don't know.
    Way to go Mr. Romney, not a fan of yours but am a fan of good human reactions to other humans in need.
    Good for you.

    November 29, 2013 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  7. Mark

    Blame CNN for the article not the man for his deeds

    November 29, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  8. roro

    What a showboater! And such humility – not. Turned a good deed into an ego trip.

    November 29, 2013 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  9. The other guy

    CNN floating a non story for you predictable ones. And you bit! Why do you bother? Nobody ever remembers who lost the SuperBowl. So much hate!

    November 29, 2013 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. current state of the union

    Not out of place if your only concerned about yourself, look at me everyone, shameless, clueless family

    November 29, 2013 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. Gurgyl

    I tweet, why not you publish? So do my 300 million poor Americans too.

    November 29, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  12. current state of the union

    With superhuman strength he single handedly saved the day, get this guy a mask and cape everyone, we got a real superhero here!

    November 29, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  13. current state of the union

    He's not smart enough to realize his good deeds were overshadowed by his ego, so big he can't see his shameless self promotion, a real Romney all right!

    November 29, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  14. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    Romney who?

    November 29, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  15. ThinkAgain

    Gee, how humble. He makes sure there's a photo of him smiling by the crash – almost as if the "thankful" part is he was able to capitalize on the misfortunes of others for his own personal gain.

    He's a Romney-repub all the way.

    November 29, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  16. Average American

    He wants to stay in Washington so that he can finish the job of destroying the USA.

    November 29, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  17. okie


    Cripes people put your politics on the shelf for the day and revel in someone helping someone they don't know.
    Way to go Mr. Romney, not a fan of yours but am a fan of good human reactions to other humans in need.
    Good for you.

    I concur. The man helped someone in need. Just because he swings right, does not mean that he dosen't have a heart. Kudos, and i pray the people inside the vehicle were not seriously injured.

    November 29, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  18. W.G.

    I bet he´ll be soon running for office . His dad has the money to pay for this staged stuff .
    Sorry I just don´t believe repusslicans .

    November 29, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. current state of the union

    Thankful he had an opportunity to get a photo, I bet he doesn't even know how the family is now. What a tool .

    November 29, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  20. current state of the union

    Capitalising on someone's misfortune, a true Republican after all, mittens must be so proud

    November 29, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  21. Mark

    Liberal hate once again!

    November 29, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Well, if someone saved my family from a dangerous situation, I would thank him/her regardless of who they are.

    I would rather a braggart save them, than some who would turn their heads in fear. You know, the "I don't want
    to get involved" crowd.

    November 29, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |