The Republican Party in Weber County, Utah, issued a formal censure of Senator Mitt Romney for his multiple votes to convict former President Donald Trump during his impeachment trials.
The move comes a little over a week after Romney was booed vociferously at the Utah Republican Party’s organizing convention.
“The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials,” the censure reads.
The censure resolutions claims both impeachment efforts “denied the President due process, allowed falsified evidence, did not provide adequate time for an investigation, and did not follow the U.S. Constitution…”
The censure resolution was passed by a vote of 116-97.
Utah county CENSURES Mitt Romney for voting to impeach Trump – one week after state tried and failed to do same https://t.co/9d69gTZt1m
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 9, 2021
Mitt Romney Censure Vote Fails
The successful vote to censure Mitt Romney comes after a similar effort fell short at the Utah state GOP convention on May 1st.
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That vote failed by a tally of 798-711.
What the Utah Republican convention did succeed in doing, however, was making headlines by reigning boos down on the anti-Trump senator as he attempted to speak.
“I don’t hide the fact that I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues,” Romney told the crowd as the booing grew ever louder.
“Aren’t you embarrassed?” he asked the Trump supporters.
This video of Mitt Romney getting loudly booed by Trumpers at a Republican gathering in Utah on Saturday is incredible pic.twitter.com/NywSXAWjBW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 2, 2021
Trump: He’s A ‘Stone-Cold Loser’
Trump could hardly contain his excitement when seeing that Romney had been shouted down at the Utah Republican convention.
He issued a statement about the incident shortly thereafter.
“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!” he added.
BREAKING: Trump statement on Mitt Romney getting booed at the Utah Republican State Convention this weekend pic.twitter.com/HhqHBdQIRa
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 3, 2021
ABC 4 reports that nearly 600 Weber County Republican delegates attended the Utah convention, both in-person or online.
Weber County GOP Chairman Jake Sawyer believes the vote to censure was “respectful.”
“From the top down, we need to be able to voice our opinions agree with each other, and still come up with a solution at the end of the day,” said Sawyer.
He did admit that the vote is little more than symbolic.
🚨#breaking🚨A week after a failed resolution at the Utah GOP convention to censure Senator Mitt Romney (UT-R), a similar resolution was passed by the Weber County GOP on Saturday with a vote of 116-97. This is Romney’s second censure in less than a month.https://t.co/ewer8FSzwk
— Lynnwood Times (@LynnwoodTimes) May 10, 2021
Weber County becomes the second to pass a censure resolution against Romney in Utah, joining Washington County in April.
The news for the Senate Republican hasn’t been all bad since he joined Democrats in trying to impeach Trump on frivolous charges.
He was awarded the Profile in Courage Award by the John F. Kennedy Library for his “historic vote” to impeach Trump during his first trial.
“He reminds us that our Democracy depends on the courage, conscience and character of our elected officials,” Caroline Kennedy, former Ambassador and daughter of President Kennedy, said in a statement.
Hey @MittRomney, beautiful golf courses in Utah……maybe I’ll move there, play a few rounds and unseat you. P.S. My wife is still waiting for her $2600 refund. Remember your wife canceled that Beverly Hills political luncheon fundraiser? But your campaign kept the money. https://t.co/ZMBZVZw3zZ
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 20, 2020
Shortly after the election, conservative actor Scott Baio threatened to move to Utah and run against Mitt Romney in an effort to unseat the Republican senator.
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