90 Miles From Tyranny : Utah Republicans Consider Calling for Romney to “Immediately Resign” After Sham Impeachment Vote

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Utah Republicans Consider Calling for Romney to “Immediately Resign” After Sham Impeachment Vote

After Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) voted to impeach President Trump, the Utah Republican Party is considering three different resolutions in response, including one which calls upon the lawmaker to “immediately resign,” according to Utah’s KUTV.

Steven Clark, chair of the Sanpete County GOP, drafted the non-binding resolution calling for Romney to step down immediately, claiming the lawmaker has had a “vendetta” against Trump.

“I feel like Mitt Romney has betrayed the party, betrayed the voters,” Clark said. “I think he’s had a vendetta against Trump from the beginning. I think his actions have done significant damage to the party.”

The other two resolutions being considered include one expressing support for Trump’s acquittal and another supporting legislation to recall a U.S. senator.

GOP activist Brandon Beckham, who previously called for the party to censure Romney, drafted language for the resolution supporting Trump’s acquittal and said, “We want to express our disapproval of that vote.”

Beckham wants the GOP to declare it “strongly disagrees with the vote cast,” and urge “all Utah elected Republicans to work with President Trump to implement the conservative policies of the America First agenda that are helping our country succeed.”

Romney’s vote enraged many in the Republican Party, with Donald Trump Jr. calling for his expulsion from the GOP.

“Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS. He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now. He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP,” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter.

A recent Rasmussen Reports survey has found many Republicans do not approve of Romney (64 percent) with a great deal wishing to see him expelled from the party (39 percent). Only 43 percent disagree, and do not want to see him pushed out of the GOP.

“Mitt Romney was the only Republican senator who voted guilty last week on one of the impeachment counts brought against President Trump by House Democrats. Many Republicans were furious at Romney, and a sizable number of GOP voters are ready to...

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matism said...

Mittens did exactly what his owner, Charles Koch, wanted him to do. Not a snowball's chance in Houston that he will resign. In fact, if the Utah GOP refuses to renominate him at the end of his term, do not be surprised if he turns Democrat!!!

Doom said...

Utah isn't as conservative, or even political, as I thought moving here. A bit tribal, more church following and that is headed left if mostly still mildly centrist. I doubt if most care about Romney, one way or another. Just another, if theirs in name, politician. I doubt most know (or care) that he is from a side sect of mormonism. The sect that was attacked in Mexico, I do believe... meaning still for multiple wives. Might well have some here and there, through the church not state.

Unknown said...

Utah tide up the phone lines into the capitol. It took two days before I could get a call to go through.