The Republican Party in Utah is reportedly taking steps to censure Sen. Mitt Romney for his vote to convict Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial and brand him as a member of the ‘deep state’.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, less than 24 hours after Romney voted to convict Trump, some Utah Republicans began circulating a petition to censor the Republican Party’s 2012 nominee for president.
The proposed censure accuses Romney of “misrepresented himself as a Republican” and “prioritized his personal and political vendetta against President Donald J. Trump ahead of the Constitution of the United States, the interest of We, the People, and the advancement of the Republican Platform.”
The resolution also accuses Romney of “embarrassing the state” and “appearing to be an agent for the Establishment Deep State.”
Romney was joined by six other Republicans–Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Ben Sasse (Neb.) and Pat Toomey (Pa.) — in voting to convict Donald Trump, making this the most bipartisan vote to convict a president in an impeachment trial in history.
Romney is the latest to receive backlash for his vote. Sen. Bill Cassidy was censured by Louisiana’s GOP hours after he voted to convict. Several GOP county committees have censured Sen. Pat Toomey and the North Carolina Republican Party will meet on Monday to vote on a censure for Sen. Richard Burr.