FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 13, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT – Following today’s historic bipartisan impeachment vote during which all four of Utah’s Representatives voted against impeaching Donald Trump for his incitement of insurrection on 1.6.21, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“The 1.6.21 attack was an attack on all of us. And today, 232 Representatives, including Representatives from the President’s own party, took a stand for democracy, impeaching a president who incited the deadly mob and still refuses to admit his role in the violence. Representatives John Curtis, Blake Moore, Chris Stewart, and Burgess Owens betrayed their constituents and their country when they voted to let Trump get away with it. Utahns expect integrity from our leaders in Congress, and today they failed us.
“Leaders like Senator Mitt Romney have continually spoken the truth and called out the lies that led to last week’s attack on democracy. We hope he will use his standing to convince Senate leaders to convene and convict Trump.
“In the end, violent mobs and the politicians who enable them will never be able to overpower the millions of Americans who make up our democracy. In order for us to move forward as a nation, Congress must hold accountable every elected official who fed and fueled the 1.6.21 insurrection. Only then can we unite in making this a country where our leaders reflect the very best of us and govern in our name.”
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.