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WATCH: Utah GOP Considering Resolution Calling For Romney to “Immediately Resign” From Office

by Paul Goldberg

The Utah Republican party is weighing resolutions that would punish Mitt Romney for being the sole Republican to side with Democrats on his impeachment vote.

Per KUTV, Sen. Mitt Romney may be clear of blowback at the state Legislature over his vote to convict President Donald Trump, but the Utah Republican Party has pending resolutions on Romney: one that expresses support for Trump’s acquittal, another that supports legislation to recall a U.S Senator and a third that calls for Romney to “immediately resign” from office.

“We want to express our disapproval of that vote,” said Brandon Beckham, GOP activist, business owner and author of the pro-acquittal resolution.

Beckham earlier proposed the party censure Romney, and said he received “vile” online attacks for it, sharing a mashup of social media posts in which he was told to “f—off,” and go “f—yourself.” He said people threatened to boycott his business.

“I went through 48 hours of hell,” Beckham said. “I’ll just put it that way.”

Now, Beckham is seeking to put the GOP on record, saying it “strongly disagrees with the vote cast,” and urging “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.”

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Beckham earlier proposed the party censure Romney, and said he received “vile” online attacks for it, sharing a mashup of social media posts in which he was told to “f—off,” and go “f—yourself.” He said people threatened to boycott his business.

DailyCaller reports the Utah Republican Party is reportedly considering multiple resolutions following Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, including a resolution calling for his resignation.

According to local Salt Lake City news outlet 2KUTV, “the Utah Republican Party has pending resolutions on Romney: one that expresses support for Trump’s acquittal, another that supports legislation to recall a U.S Senator and a third that calls for Romney to ‘immediately resign’ from office.”

The Utah GOP will possibly vote on these resolutions on Saturday, February 29, the report also states. It is unclear what kind of support the resolutions have.

Romney was the single Republican who voted for Trump’s removal from office on the charge of abuse of power. He did not, however, vote for Trump’s conviction on the charge of obstruction of Congress.

Trump was acquitted anyway with the rest of the Republicans voting for acquittal on both charges, and every Senate Democrat voting for removal.

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