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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2020

Salt Lake City, UT – Following the release of the language of the Citation in Honor of President Trump, Chase Thomas, executive director of Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:

“Following Senator Romney’s courageous vote to impeach President Trump, Speaker Wilson and Senate President Adams are deeply fearful that Trump will retaliate against the entire state of Utah out of petty vindictiveness. This desperate attempt to mitigate the fallout from Senator Romney’s vote is not normal or acceptable behavior. Utahns will remember the courage of Sen. Romney in honoring his sacred constitutional oath. And it will also remember the cowardice of the lawmakers who threw him under a bus to side with a bully instead.

“In reference to the final paragraph of their citation, we remind the Majority leadership that a historic number of bills are sitting on the desk of U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell. If they are concerned with the business of the people being attended to in Congress, we recommend they pick up a phone, call their colleague in Washington, and tell him to get to it.” 


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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