FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT – Following the votes of Representatives Chris Stewart (CD2) and Burgess Owens (CD4) to overturn the results of a free and fair election in Pennsylvania, Alliance for a Better Utah called for their immediate resignations. Since the election, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court rejected multiple GOP efforts to overturn the results of Pennsylvania’s election.
Chase Thomas, executive director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“With their votes to overturn a free and fair election in Pennsylvania, Representatives Burgess Owens and Chris Stewart have proven just how low they’re willing to go in order to hold on to power. This is exactly the kind of behavior that resulted in the horrific attack on the Capitol and our nation yesterday, and our Representatives must face the reality that their incendiary words and actions are fueling the fire of violence and extremism.
“Representatives Owens and Stewart have chosen to fight against democracy for the sake of their own political ambition, and they must accept the consequences of their actions. They can no longer be trusted to hold the sacred offices to which they were elected. They must resign immediately.”
Alliance for a Better Utah is a nonprofit that holds politicians accountable and advocates for progressive policies that make Utah an even better place. The organization improves the lives of all Utahns through advocacy, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.