‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Why one lawmaker wants to impeach Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes

Rep. Andrew Stoddard says an investigation is the only way to get details on Reyes’ post-election efforts on behalf of Trump.

(Rick Bowmer | AP file photo) Rep. Andrew Stoddard, D-Sandy, speaks to members of the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Standing Committee, Feb. 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Stoddard says he's filing a resolution to impeach Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes this year in order to clear the way for an investigation of his efforts to overturn the election defeat of former President Donald Trump.

Rep. Andrew Stoddard caused a stir this week when he said he would file a resolution for the impeachment or censure of Attorney General Sean Reyes.

Stoddard, D-Sandy, explains he really wants to investigate Reyes’ involvement with Republican Donald Trump’s post-election efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden, and says impeachment is the only tool available to him.

Stoddard joins the podcast to discuss the politics surrounding impeachment and what he hopes to accomplish with the seemingly extreme maneuver that drew immediate fire from Republican lawmakers.

We also speak with Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights, about her bill to have Utah finally ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, and whether the Legislature is doing enough to support public education.

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