Senator Mitt Romney was the only Republican in the House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate to vote in favor of impeaching and convicting President Trump.
But what did his big stand cost him? Perhaps everything.
As Big League Politics reports, the legislature in Romney’s state of Utah is now pushing forward a bill that would allow voters to recall and remove him from office.
From the report:
Rep. Tim Quinn of Heber City introduced the bill in the state house. Utah doesn’t currently have a process to recall sitting U.S Senators, a problem his legislation would solve.
He says the bill isn’t designed with any specific Senator in mind, but it’s hard not to imagine the measure being used to impeach Romney, considering the Never Trump senator’s extreme unpopularity in his own state.
According to the report, the bill would only require 25 percent of active voters to sign a petition to initiate the recall. If successful, the senator’s fate would then be on the ballot.
“Senators are immune from the prospect of a recall election within a year of their initial term,” Big League Politics reports.
Here’s more from the report:
The notion of recalling a federal legislator is a constitutionally vague concept. Some states have processes in place that allow members of congress to be recalled by voters, but a senator has never been actually recalled and the Supreme Court has never ruled if such a process to remove sitting members of congress would be legal.
However, facing a recall process would be an acute embarrassment for Senator Romney, who seems to have fully devoted his senatorial duties to focusing on impeachment and faux moral outrage to other purported Trump “scandals.”
Mitt Romney has stabbed Trump in the back and will join Democrats in their shameful attempt to overturn an election.
Mitt may think it’s payback…
BUT Utah is preparing a process to #RECALLMITT!
It would be a shame if this story went viral. https://t.co/hAkUwICOcN
— Big League Politics (@bigleaguepol) February 5, 2020