Platform Republicans PAC Issues Resolution Censuring Sen. Romney

Press Release: For Immediate Release
Date: March 8, 2021

The Utah Platform Republicans PAC issued a resolution today censuring U.S. Senator Mitt Romney, Utah’s junior Senator, for his votes in the impeachment trials of former President Donald Trump. The Resolution states that the Utah GOP Platform requires that public officials be held accountable and asserts that Sen. Romney’s votes were “unjust and unethical.”

According to PAC Director Larry Meyers, the PAC’s Board of Directors, which includes members of the Utah Republican Party’s State Central Committee, former state and county Party leaders, and representation from seven of Utah’s largest counties, unanimously voted to censure Senator Romney because the Utah Republican Party has not issued a censure and because hundreds of thousands of Utah Trump voters need to know that some Republican leaders support censuring Romney.

“We are compelled to speak out because of the harm that Senator Romney has done to the Republican brand,” Meyers stated, “and we hope that other Republican leaders will follow us in holding him accountable. We invite all Republicans to join us in working to make the Utah GOP a Party of bold, conservative principles, rather than a Party of Democrat-lite Romney-ites.”

The Platform Republicans PAC is a Utah political action committee with a mission to “recruit, vet, and support candidates who will faithfully uphold the Utah Republican Party Platform, and the Utah and U.S. Constitutions.”

Website: www.platformrepublican.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184544855810774
To donate: www.platformrepublican.com/donate/

For more information, contact Larry Meyers at dixierepublican@yahoo.com.

Text of Censure Resolution:

Resolution of Censure against Senator Mitt Romney

March 8, 2021

Whereas, at the first impeachment trial, on February 5, 2020, without evidence of a federal crime or misdemeanor and ignoring the unconstitutional House impeachment process, Utah’s junior U.S. Senator Mitt Romney was the lone Republican voting with the Senate Democrats to convict Pres. Trump, becoming the first Senator in 231 years of U.S. presidential history to vote against a President of his own party in an impeachment trial; and

Whereas, on January 13, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an article of impeachment claiming that President Trump had incited an insurrection against the U.S. government, without any evidence to prove he incited violence, given that President Trump had, on January 6th, asked his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard” and that the FBI had concluded that the occupation of the Capitol building by the rioters had been pre-planned in advance of the President’s speech; and

Whereas, on January 26, 2021, after President Trump had concluded his term and left office, Sen. Romney voted together with all of the Senate Democrats to proceed with an unconstitutional Senate show trial (at which the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court refused to preside) on the House's article of impeachment; and

Whereas, on February 13, 2021, Sen. Romney voted together with all of the Senate Democrats to convict Donald Trump on the House's impeachment charge; and

Whereas, Republicans in the other six States from which Republican Senators voted to convict President Trump have held their Senators accountable for their wrongful votes; and

Whereas, the Utah Republican Party Platform requires us to hold elected leaders accountable to ethical standards, and voting to convict a former President without sufficient evidence to prove any of the elements of the charge of incitement of insurrection is both unjust and unethical;

Therefore, be it resolved that: We, the Board of Directors of the Platform Republican PAC, hereby declare our united censure of Sen. Mitt Romney.

Layne Beck, Cache County
Matt Bell, Utah County
Aaron Bullen, Utah County
Mary Burkett, Washington County
Dalane England, Davis County
Brad Green, Iron County
Teena Horlacher, Davis County
Bob McEntee, Weber County
Larry Meyers, Washington County
Lowell Nelson, Utah County
David Pyne, Salt Lake County
Helen Redd, Salt Lake County
Lisa Shepherd, Utah County
Ed Wallace, Washington County

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The Platform Republicans PAC is a Utah political action committee with a mission to recruit, vet, and support candidates who will faithfully uphold the Utah Republican Party Platform, and the Utah and U.S. Constitutions.

Website: www.platformrepublican.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184544855810774
To donate: www.platformrepublican.com/donate/