(ConservativeUnit.com)- So-called “Republican” Senator Mitt Romney of Utah might soon regret siding with the Democrats and voting to convict President Donald Trump during the second impeachment trial.
Bob McEntee, a member of the State Central Committee for the Utah Republican Party, said recently that he is hearing talk about censuring the senator for his actions.
“I’ve gotten phone calls and emails, and I’m seeing a lot of chat on Facebook that people want to do a measure of censure against Sen. Romney like we’ve seen against Liz Cheney in Wyoming, and the senator down in Louisiana,” he said.
And it looks like the wheels are already in motion. GOP State Central Committee member Brandon Beckham has already publicly endorsed the idea of censuring Senator Romney over his 2020 vote and said that he would vote to censure Romney for his latest vote to convict the president if a vote to censure was arranged by the state party.
“If the Republican Party doesn’t respond here in Utah, then we look weak, we look complicit,” he said. “We aren’t doing our job.”
On Tuesday, Newsmax reported how GOP members had begun circulating a petition to censure Romney.
— Newsmax (@newsmax) February 16, 2021
Some Utah Republicans are circulating a petition to censure Mitt Romney that includes this: “Whereas, Senator Williard Mitt Romney appears to be an agent for the Establishment Deep State.” https://t.co/tauXUyWgkp
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) February 15, 2021
The petition says that Romney is guilty of “embarrassing the state of Utah” and even suggests that he “appears to be an agent for the Establishment Deep State.”
Romney has even faced criticism from Republicans who recognize that he has been attacked by the former president, citing other Republicans who have famously not got along so well with the president choosing not to vote to convict.
“Granted, Romney was right in the middle of the capitol riot. His life was in danger and was protected by a courageous police officer. He has been the subject of many personal Twitter attacks from Trump. It is also a fact that a majority of Utahns are not Trump supporters so, by voting with the Democrats, Romney could reasonably say he was representing his constituents,” Republican Richard Ott said in an opinion piece.
“So why did Sen. Mike Lee not vote with the Democrats as well?” he asked.
The second impeachment hearing was described as unconstitutional by some 45 Senators, and former President Donald Trump was acquitted on Saturday.
Could Senator Romney be on the verge of being censured?