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Mitt Romney and Mike Lee take on distinct roles for Senate impeachment trial

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Neither of Utah’s GOP senators voted for Trump. 

Sen. Mike Lee has been a defender of the president while Sen. Mitt Romney has stood alone among his Republican colleagues in saying he was at first “troubled” then “appalled” by the allegations that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in exchange for investigating Biden.

“Voters aren’t one-dimensional and they have two senators. So they want to make sure that between the two of them, they get represented on all the dimensions that they care about,” said Wendy Schiller, a Brown University political science professor and author of “Partners and Rivals: Representation in U.S. Senate Delegations.” “If they’re big Trump supporters, and that’s the most important thing to them, they want at least one of their senators to be supporting Trump vigorously.”

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The Deseret News of SLC Utah started as the official organ of the Mormon Church, yet has some rather astonishingly open minded points of views and some very compassionate journalism, even compared to the majority of locales in the rest of the USA.


They have very much changed their tune journalistically since this kind of "expose" in 2018.


"Democrats begin to embrace socialism in 2018 Democratic strategist Jon Summers and Deseret News opinion editor Boyd Matheson discuss the Democratic Socialists of America."]


Don't forget: Bernie won the Democratic primary in 2016 in Utah in A LANDSLIDE against Clinton.

79.21% 20.33%


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Stephen: I live in the Salt Lake area and it is mostly pro-Trump, and my representatives, Lee and Congressman Chris Stewart, are in my opinion rather ignorant in their partisanship. I was talking to a woman today and she was saying that Trump has done so many "good" things.

Part of the problem in my view is the rigidity of thinking of the people here, which lends itself to the conservative way of thinking and the Republican Party. The reason for this is the influence of the LDS Church. While LDS does not support Trump -- their official position is apolitical, the rigid mindset that LDS members have by virtue of belonging to the church compels them to not question and defer to authority. Romney, Lee, and Stewart are LDS.

I do have respect for Romney but obviously none for the other two. One of the problems I see in our society is that people are so politically naive because they don't know the true history of our nation, and how it has moved to oligarchical and authoritarian rule through deception and disinformation.

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Why don't you write an op/ed piece for the Deseret AND the Tribune, plus other papers? Your logic is impeccable and your facts compelling.

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Hi Stephen:

I wrote a devastating one, criticizing Stewart for the Salt Lake Tribune but they failed to publish it. Then some time later, they did their own of a milder nature. They're very conservative here.

I can try again.

I am planning to do one about Bernie, which I also could submit here.

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Great. I encourage you heartily to get it all over the state, and tailor make/write it to appeal to middle of the road folks, the fence sitters. You can use this, but do alter the title and the first sentence, slightly on each of them. just do the big ones first and then move down population wise. let's stay in touch. this is important.

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You might start it off with a commendation of Mike Lee for this one action described in this article:


https://www.opednews.com/Quicklink/Utah-Sen-Mike-Lee-fumes-o-by-Stephen-Fox-Congress-War-Powers_Foreign-Policy-Failure-Iran_Iran-Revolutionary-Guard-Corps_Meddling-In-Iran-200109-641.html



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By the way, Bernie might win the primary here. But no way a Democrat wins here during the Presidential election unless there is a dramatic turn of events.

Submitted on Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 at 5:17:54 AM

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