GOP governor says Republican Party has to allow for differences

GOP governor says Republican Party has to allow for differences
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Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R) on Sunday said that the Republican Party has to allow for differences when asked about the push to oust Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyGOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO Democrat Matt Putorti challenges Stefanik for NY House seat MORE (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position as House Republican Conference chairwoman because of her anti-Trump stance.

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Cox said it shows the party is “very divided,” which he added is “no secret.”

“It shows that we're very divided as a party, and that's no secret. I'm not the first person to say that, but as we talk about broadening the tent and bringing in a new generation of Republicans, we really have to allow for those types of differences,” Cox said.

Cox also said it was "remarkable" that Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyChina's genocide must be stopped How Biden can get the infrastructure bill through Congress The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sights and sounds from Biden's European trip MORE (R-Utah) was booed during a speech at a GOP convention in Utah but that a resolution to censure him ultimately failed.

“We're seeing that here in Utah. This is playing out everywhere. You reference the convention that took place last week. I think what's remarkable — you did hear that clip of the boos, and Sen. Romney certainly got the brunt of that, but the resolution to censure him actually failed, and that was with, again, a small number of delegates, theoretically the most passionate and maybe extreme number of delegates,” Cox said.

He noted that there is “room in the party” in Utah for both Romney and Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeBig Tech critic Lina Khan named chair of the FTC GOP senators press Justice Department to compare protest arrests to Capitol riot Matt Stoller says cheerleading industry shows why antitrust laws are 'insufficient' MORE (R), an ally of former President TrumpDonald TrumpKushner lands book deal, slated for release in 2022 Biden moves to undo Trump trade legacy with EU deal Progressives rave over Harrison's start at DNC MORE.