DEIDRE HENDERSON BOOED, SPENCER COX AND MITT ROMNEY NOT IN ATTENDANCE AT GOP STATE CONVENTION
Sen. Mitt Romney and Gov. Spencer Cox did not attend today's Republican Party Convention. "After being booed down last year, it’s no surprise they didn’t attend, and now Lt. Gov. Henderson has also been subjected to similar treatment," said Hillary Stirling, United Utah Party Chair. “All three would have found a much warmer welcome at our state convention last week.”
"It's very unfortunate that Gov. Cox and Sen. Romney – both good leaders and servants of the people – were treated so poorly at the 2021 convention that they didn't come back, especially during an election year," Stirling said. "Today's inexcusable booing of Lt. Gov. Henderson shows the raucous disapproval wasn't a one-time outburst." Both Romney and Cox have repeatedly and roundly been criticized from within the GOP for breaking with the party line on certain issues. “Our Founding Fathers disagreed on just about everything, sometimes quite emphatically, and yet look at what they built. A variety of viewpoints is a strength to our state, one that the UUP is proud to embrace.
”The United Utah Party offers a home for the politically homeless, especially those who do not feel represented by either the Republican or Democratic Party. We advocate for sensible solutions that Utah voters support, free from the interference of national parties. "Utahns are eager for true representation instead of the toxic political extremes driving the national parties," said Stirling. "That's what the United Utah Party is all about: representing and advancing Utah's values.