FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 16, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT – As the impeachment trial begins this morning in the United States Senate, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“Most often we think of senators as part of the lawmaking process, but we also elect senators to act as a constitutional check on the executive branch. As disturbing evidence continues to emerge, we expect our state’s senators to use their outsized influence to ensure a fair trial and make sure all the facts are heard, including the calling of witnesses, if necessary.
“As they take their oaths today to dispense ‘impartial justice,’ Senators Romney and Lee are being watched by Utahns across the state who share the common value of holding true to our commitments, even when it’s hard or everyone around you is doing the opposite. We hope that not only will the integrity of our government institutions hold strong during this turbulent time, but that the integrity of our elected officials will also endure.”
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.