SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republicans booed Sen. Mitt Romney however in a roundabout contrivance rejected a scoot to censure him Saturday for his votes at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trials.
The measure narrowly failed, 798 to 711, in a vote by delegates to the insist GOP convention, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Romney drew heavy boos when he came to the podium earlier within the day.
Davis County delegate Don Guymon, who authored the decision, said Romney’s votes to buy away Trump from office “damage the Constitution and damage the ranking together.”
“This modified into as soon as a direction of driven by Democrats who hated Trump,” Guymon said. “Romney’s vote within the key impeachment emboldened Democrats who endured to harass Trump.”
The proposal, among plenty of platform modifications debated Saturday, also sought to praise the diversified members of Utah’s congressional delegation for their enhance of the former president.
Others warned supporting the censure risked defining the ranking together around Trump in its keep of the conservative ideas most delegates enjoy.
“If the level of all right here is to let Mitt Romney know we’re displeased with him, trust me, he knows,” said Salt Lake County delegate Emily de Azavedo Brown. “Let’s no longer turn this into a Trump or no Trump factor. Are we a ranking together of precept or a ranking together of a particular person?”