Utah Democratic Party Chair Peter Corroon issued the following statement in response to Governor Herbert confirming his plan to vote for Donald Trump in November:
“Unbelievable. Shameful. Appalling. Those are just some of the words that came to mind when I heard Gary Herbert confirm his plan to vote for Donald Trump in November. Governor Herbert has shown once again that he prioritizes politics and his own party over what is best for the people of Utah. When he publicly voices support for a man who has disrespected so many groups of people, even calling for a ban on Muslim migration; a man who would be a disaster for Utah’s economy and cost us up to 95,000 jobs; a man who jokes about gun violence against his opponent; a man who is so clearly unfit and unqualified to be president, Utahns know Gary Herbert is not looking out for their best interests.
“Utah Democrats agree with Mitt Romney on this one: with Trump, ‘the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished… Donald Trump lacks the temperament to be president… Dishonesty is Trump’s hallmark… He is a phony and a fraud… If his plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into a prolonged recession.’”
“The choice this November could not be clearer, and that’s why I feel confident about our chances to turn Utah blue for the first time in decades. Unlike Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton believes that we’re stronger together, that we should have an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top. She’ll be talking about this later today in Warren, Michigan, and I encourage Utahns to listen to the positive messages coming from national and local Democrats this fall.”