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‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Why did Utah Republicans heckle Mitt Romney?

Political strategist Mike Madrid says the GOP is a ‘fundamentally different’ party after Trump

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Sen. Mitt Romney faces a hostile crowd during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021, where he was booed by Republican delegates numbering more than 1,900.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was loudly booed by Utah Republicans at their state convention last week. It was an astonishing development given he was the party’s presidential nominee less than a decade ago.

We’re joined this week by political strategist Mike Madrid, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project and the former political director of the California GOP. He says the Republican base is radicalizing, mostly because of former President Donald Trump. That change will have profound impacts on our politics, and will likely lead the party to political ruin.

Madrid says the Democratic Party also is not immune to radical elements, which is leading both parties away from the political center.

Mike Madrid on Twitter: @Madrid_Mike

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