Mayor Trent Staggs, who is also running for a U.S. Senate seat, recently shared the dissatisfaction of Utah voters with Senator Mitt Romney’s voting patterns in the Senate. During an interview, Staggs highlighted the fact that Romney spends little time in Utah, leaving many residents unaware of his visits to the state.
Staggs pointed out that Romney had missed the last two state Republican conventions, being the only federal legislator to not provide a video message due to his absence. This lack of presence in Utah has raised concerns among its citizens and was one of the factors that motivated Staggs to run for the Senate seat.
One of the main criticisms Staggs had of Romney was that he fails to represent the concerns of Utah residents, especially those who elected him as a Republican. Staggs emphasized his own dedication to countering governmental overreach and highlighted his record of actively opposing unnecessary mandates, advocating for tax reductions, and championing social values during his time as mayor.
Staggs also criticized Romney for his vocal opposition to former President Donald Trump while remaining silent on allegations against President Joe Biden. According to Staggs, many Utah voters feel betrayed by Romney and believe that he does not truly represent their values and beliefs.
In conclusion, Staggs expressed that Utahns are looking for a genuine conservative leader who is willing to challenge the status quo. They feel that they have not received this from Romney over the past five years and are ready to move forward with someone who will truly represent their interests and principles.