Weber County, UT, May 9, 2021 – A week after a failed resolution at the Utah GOP convention to censure Senator Mitt Romney (UT-R), a similar resolution was passed by the Weber County GOP on Saturday, May 8. Weber County is Utah’s fourth-most populous county.
Fifty-two Republican senators voted against the charge of abuse of power, and all fifty-three voted against the charge of obstruction of Congress, acquitting President Donald J. Trump of impeachment charges on February 5, 2020. However, Romney was the only Republican and became the first U.S. senator in history to cast a vote to convict and remove a President of his own political party from office.
On February 13, 2021, President Trump was acquitted a second time by the U.S. Senate following the January 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol Building. Again, Romney voted to impeach President Trump blaming him for the event.
“President Trump incited the insurrection against Congress by using the power of his office to summon his supporters to Washington on January 6th and urging them to march on the Capitol during the counting of electoral votes,” Romney claimed after his guilty vote in the second impeachment trial. “Every one of these conclusions compels me to support conviction.”
The 116-97 vote to censure Romney comes one month after Washington County Republicans in Utah voted to censure Romney on April 10 because of his impeachment votes to convict President Trump.
Romney was booed on stage at the Utah Republican State convention on May 1 but that resolution to him at the convention failed 798 to 711.
According to the Weber County resolution to censure Mitt Romney, at the first impeachment trial, he voted with Senate Democrats to convict President Trump without evidence of a federal crime or misdemeanor; and again voted to impeach President Trump a second time earlier this year for insurrection, despite President Trump asking his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
“The Weber County Republican Convention censures Mitt Romney for his votes to convict President Trump in two U.S. Senate impeachment trials which denied the President due process, allowed falsified evidence, did not provide adequate time for an investigation, and did not follow the U.S. Constitution which states a President may only be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors,” reads the resolution.
To view the resolution in its entirety click here.