‘Utah Politics’ podcast: Does the GOP need to break up with Donald Trump?

Evan McMullin and Rep. Candace Pierucci discuss the path forward for the Republican Party

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Trump memorabilia is sold during the Utah Republican Party’s 2021 Organizing Convention at the Maverik Center in West Valley City on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

This week on the “Utah Politics” podcast, we discuss the future of the Republican Party and whether the GOP needs to move on from former President Donald Trump.

First, we speak with Evan McMullin. The former independent presidential candidate joined with 150 other Republicans to release a “Call for American Renewal,” urging the GOP to focus on issues like democracy, constitutional order and ethical government.

“It’s time to have a new conversation in America, and it shouldn’t be driven by personalities,” McMulllin says. “It should be driven by principles and ideas. I think Americans want to get back to ideas and talk less about the personalities.”

Rep. Candace Pierucci, R-Riverton, who is one of the youngest members of the Utah Legislature, also joins us. She says the party needs to find a way to end the divisiveness because there’s room for a wide range of conservative voices in the GOP.

Evan McMullin on Twitter: @EvanMcMullin

Rep. Candace Pierucci on Facebook

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