Utah Republicans have used social media to circulate a petition to censure Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, for voting to convict former President Donald Trump in last week’s Senate impeachment trial.
The petition accuses Romney of failing “to represent the average conservative Utah Republican voter” and of having “misrepresented himself as a Republican,” per The Hill.
The petition accused Romney of having “embarrassed the State of Utah” with his guilty vote against Trump on one article of impeachment during last year’s Senate trial, in which he became the first U.S. senator in history to vote to convict a president of his own party.
With his vote last Saturday, Romney violated Trump’s ‘1st, 4th, 5th and 14th Amendment Rights,” according to the petition.
The Louisiana Republican Party censured Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and several county-level GOP parties censured Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., for their guilty votes.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., was expected to be the subject of a censure vote Monday by the North Carolina Republican Party for his vote to convict Trump.