Press Release: Better Utah calls on Piute County Commissioner to resign


Salt Lake City, UT – Yesterday, Piute County Commissioner, Darin Bushman, compared Governor Herbert to Hitler and a mask order in Salt Lake County to Hitler Germany on Twitter.

Chase Thomas, Alliance for a Better Utah’s executive director, issued the following statement: 

“Utah is a place for everyone. Utahns also have a responsibility to keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe during this pandemic by following public health guidelines. Those who wear masks should be commended for prioritizing other’s health over their own convenience. 

“Commissioner Bushman’s horrific comparison of wearing a mask to Nazi Germany makes it clear that he lacks the moral compass needed to serve as a public official in Utah. He did not apologize for or even recant his comments. Bushman’s comments are deeply disturbing and offensive, and they are serious enough that he should remove himself from office.”


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

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