Utah Lawmakers Won’t Recall Romney Over Impeachment

February 12, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Utah lawmakers said Tuesday they won’t consider proposals to censure or recall U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney following his vote to convict President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial.

Utah House Speaker Brad Wilson said the Republican caucus decided not to advance either proposal following a “robust debate” behind closed doors. Instead, Wilson will be present a citation thanking the president for his administration’s work on issues “critical to Utah.”

The citation will also urge Congress to put the contentious process behind them.

Utah Senate leaders have already signaled support for that idea, but little appetite for publicly rebuking Romney.

Romney returned to Utah the day after his vote, which set off a wave of national GOP anger, to explain his decision to legislative leaders. That seemed to mollify some concerns from lawmakers, one of whom had introduced a resolution to publicly rebuke the Republican lawmaker and former presidential candidate.

A second, separate proposal didn’t mention Romney but would have created a way to recall a sitting senator. It likely would have been unconstitutional if passed, experts said.

Support for Trump isn’t as strong in Utah as in other conservative states, but Romney’s vote to convict on the abuse of power article following an emotional speech did stir Republican anger.

via newsmax

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  1. Eleanor E Froehlich

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    February 12, 2020 @ 3:16 pm

    Very disappointed in Sen Romney’s actions against the President.

    • MMcLaugh

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      February 12, 2020 @ 7:29 pm

      Totally agree. Mitt showed his true and indecisive colors. See what Utah thinks when he declares himself a Democrat. I’m not a party line voting kind a guy, but I am for law and order and lack of evidence and lack of due process is no basis for any kind of conviction vote and he knows it.

  2. Steven Withrow

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    February 12, 2020 @ 3:23 pm

    AMEN Eleanor, it appears that Romney cant leave his past failures where they belong and support our amazing president

  3. chalres

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    February 12, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

    This was not a time to support the President. It wasn’t a time to vote according to party lines. They were sworn to cast their vote based on the evidence presented. Personally I saw no overwhelming evidence that the President was guilty or that he abused his power. The only evidence I saw was conflicting evidence, some witnesses thought he did something wrong, others said he didn’t. That is not overwhelming evidence.
    This is not a time to be supporting the president, it is the time to vote justly, regardless of who is charged. I get so annoyed with both sides make this a party issue.

    • FOFY286

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      February 12, 2020 @ 9:32 pm

      KUDOS, fireworks and flowers you have hit the nail on the head Ned! Not politics but evidence, subjective opinion is not evidence. Romney played politics plain and simple. ‘If I cast a vote which will not change the outcome but show some leaning toward the opposition I will be in a better position to work with them later.’ The Democrat leaders will decide any outcome less than ‘GRAB A ROPE’ as a strictly political finding. It is clear that is the opinion they are operating under now.
      Romney should never serve on a jury as his judgement is obviously flawed.
      Law is law and politics is politics. When politics is allowed to influence legal findings our system is damaged. Politics may, and has, influenced punishment after a guilty finding. Regrettable in many cases but should only apply after a, justifiable under the law, guilty finding has been handed down.

  4. MMcLaugh

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    February 12, 2020 @ 7:20 pm

    Then perhaps Senate Majority Leader will suspend him from the caucus. Better do something to make our base happy. GOP needs to be firm and we need to know there will be consequences for his actions.

    I think it’s dangerous. Why vote out Democrats if you’re going to excuse Romney?

  5. Janet Paine

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    February 12, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

    He should be transferred to a Demorat seat not steal a Republican seat.

  6. dont you allways throw out the rotten apples when you see them...ray jones

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    February 13, 2020 @ 8:04 pm

    it looks like the people of utah have a lot of rotten apples to throw out this november….

  7. Joseph Corson

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    February 14, 2020 @ 1:59 am

    Romney is a snake, and always has been! He is a disgrace for betraying the President and the GOP! Trump/Pence 2020!

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