Press Release: Utah citation honoring Trump show state leaders afraid of a bully

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 11, 2020

Salt Lake City, UT – Following Sen. Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power, Utah Speaker of the House Brad Wilson and Senate President Stuart Adams have told press they plan to issue a joint citation praising President Donald Trump thanking him “for his work for the people of Utah.”

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

“Following Senator Romney’s courageous vote, Speaker Wilson and Senate President Adams are deeply fearful that President Trump will retaliate against the entire state of Utah out of petty vindictiveness. While the citation itself reflects the majority leaderships’ support for the President, the timing reveals just how terrified they are of him as well. This desperate attempt to mitigate the fallout from Senator Romney’s vote is not normal or acceptable behavior. 

“History will remember the courage of Sen. Romney in honoring his sacred constitutional oath. And it will also remember the cowardice of Utah lawmakers who threw him under a bus to side with a bully instead.”


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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