The Utah Republican Party said Monday that it doesn’t have any plans to censure Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for his vote to convict former President Donald Trump over last month’s deadly U.S. Capitol riot.
“As a party, we are focused on supporting our elected officials and unifying around those principles that got them elected,” Utah GOP party chairman Derek Brown said in an interview with FOX 13. “At this point, we believe it is crucial to focus on unifying our party, working together to retain those new voters who joined the Republican Party this last year, while bringing back any who may have left.”
Brown’s comments come as hundreds of Utah Republicans have signed an online petition slamming Romney’s impeachment vote, while calling for the senator to be censured.
“Senator Willard Mitt Romney has failed, and continues to fail, to represent the average conservative Utah Republican voter,” reads the petition,