Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) got some bad news over the weekend when Weber County voted to censure him during its convention for the senator’s vote to impeach former President Donald Trump earlier this year.
County Party Secretary Jill Koford told The Salt Lake Tribune that the resolution to censure Romney was passed 116-97 by the members from the Weber County GOP.
“The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials,” the resolution stated, adding that the impeachment had “denied the President due process, allowed falsified evidence, did not provide adequate time for an investigation.”
The group went on to say that the impeachment “did not follow the U.S. Constitution which states a President may only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.”
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The county also made sure to include in the resolution an order to thank Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) for protecting the “due process and the US Constitution by voting against the unconstitutional charges.” It additionally thanks Reps. Chris Stewart (R-UT), John Curtis (R-UT), Blake Moore (R-UT), and Burgess Owens (R-UT) for “voting against the Democrats’ politically motivated articles of impeachment.”
This comes weeks after Romney was booed while appearing at the Utah Republican Convention, according to CBS News.
“Aren’t you embarrassed?” Romney asked the crowd as he was booed. “I’m a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president’s character issues.”
Trump responded to this incident in a statement of his own in which he said it was “so nice” to see Romney be booed.
“So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention,” Trump said. “They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!”
While Romney does not like Trump, he has also said that he is “no fan” of President Joe Biden’s policies.
“In his inauguration speech, he promised bipartisanship,” Romney recently said. “I guess by bipartisanship he means the Democrats on one side, and the Socialists on the other. This week, he correctly said that China is an existential threat to our democracy. His answer to that is apparently two years of free pre-kindergarten. And, of course, $6 trillion in spending. A lot of which we will borrow from the Chinese.”
This piece was written by James Samson on May 10, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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