Utah GOP chair Robert Axson on the new monument designation

“Today we are reminded of what happens when too much power is held in the hands of a few with little recourse from those with the most to lose.

The actions of President Biden to unilaterally declare a national monument in Arizona is bad for Utah and all of us who call the West home. Instead of one man or woman making these decisions, the Utah Republican Party calls for reforms to the federal law known as the Antiquities Act to ensure dialogue and consensus are required before restricting communities, opportunities, and states.

We commend those in our federal delegation and state leadership, particularly Senator Mike Lee, Governor Spencer Cox, President Stuart Adams and Speaker Brad Wilson, as they continue to fight for Americans in the west to be treated with the fairness we deserve in our Constitutional Republic.”