Utah Republicans have used social media to circulate a petition to censure Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, for voting to convict former President Donald Trump in last week’s Senate impeachment trial.
The petition accuses Romney of failing “to represent the average conservative Utah Republican voter” and of having “misrepresented himself as a Republican,” per The Hill.
“Senator Willard Mitt Romney has prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of We, the People, and the advancement of the Republican Platform,” said the petition, first reported by The Salt Lake Tribune.
There was no indication who had promoted the censure or how many people had signed the petition, which was made with Google Docs.
The petition noted the Utah Republican Party “failed to issue a censure” against Romney. Utah GOP Chairman Derek Brown told the Tribune he was aware of the petition but had not seen it.
“I’ve been saying the best censure occurs at the ballot box,” Brown said.
Romney, who will be up for re-election in 2024, joined six other Republican senators in voting to convict Trump on a charge of inciting an insurrection. The former president, however, was acquitted after the Senate failed to reach the required two-thirds majority.
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