Utah Republican booed for telling crowd they can’t impeach Trump just ‘because you don’t like him’
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Utah Republican Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartMoulton, Stewart pen op-ed backing three-digit suicide prevention hotline FCC proposes new 3-digit suicide prevention hotline number GOP lawmaker's town hall erupts in shouting over mass shootings, Trump MORE was booed at a town hall meeting this week after telling constituents they can't impeach President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE "just because you don't like him." 

“You can’t impeach a president because you don’t like him — and that’s what some of you would do,” Stewart said at the Wednesday meeting, in response to the very first audience question, according to The Salt Lake Tribune

Stewart reportedly faced a constant barrage of jeers from the crowd through the event. Half of the few questions he answered were about Trump, the Tribune reported. 


Stewart reportedly even threatened to leave part way through the event, as the audience repeatedly interrupted him while he was trying to answer their questions. 

One woman sparred with Stewart over an alleged affair Trump had with an adult-film star. She claimed previous presidents had been impeached for less. 

"Do you think we should impeach every president who lies?" Stewart said, adding that lying can't be the "threshold." 

Stewart, who flip-flopped on his support for Trump in the 2016 election, has been a defender of the president since his election.