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 StewartGOP lawmaker offering bill protecting LGBTQ rights with religious exemptions House GOP wants Senate Republicans to do more on impeachment How House Republicans have stayed unified on impeachment MORE was booed at a town hall meeting this week after telling constituents they can't impeach President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech 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.