Some Utah Republicans are hoping to censure Sen. Mitt Romney for voting to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.
The motion, being circulated on social media, says Romney failed to “represent the average conservative Utah Republican voter” and “misrepresented himself as a Republican,” when he ran for office.
The Utah Republican Party’s top leaders are not behind this effort. Instead, the party issued a statement Monday noting that both Romney and Sen. Mike Lee, who voted to acquit Trump, have faced criticism for their impeachment votes. “The differences between our own Utah Republicans showcase a diversity of thought, in contrast to the danger of a party fixated on ‘unanimity of thought.’”
Read more of the state party’s waffling at The Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) faces potential censure from his own party in Utah if a petition spreading among the state’s GOP gains traction.
The petition, which is circulating on social media, accuses Utah’s junior senator of having failed to “represent the average conservative Utah voter,” as well has having “misrepresented himself as a Republican,” according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
“Senator Willard Mitt Romney has prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of We, the People, and the advancement of the Republican Platform,” the petition alleges in part.
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