‘Utah Politics’ podcast: The future of the GOP with Evan McMullin

Also: Utah lawmakers seek to rein in the governor’s authority during a long-term emergency.

(Scott Sommerdorf | Tribune file photo) Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin joins the "Utah Politics" podcast to discuss the future of the GOP and the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

On this week’s episode, we’re joined by former presidential candidate Evan McMullin to discuss the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the backlash from Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and the future of the Republican Party.

Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, and Assistant House Majority Whip Val Peterson, R-Orem, discuss SB195, which would overhaul Utah’s emergency powers law. The bill is aimed at giving the Legislature more of a policymaking role during a long-term emergency like a pandemic.

Plus, we discuss some of the top political news from the last week with longtime Utah political reporter Bob Bernick.

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