Senator Mitt Romney appears at town meeting at Utah State University

FILE - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney smiles as he greets students at Utah Valley University, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Orem, Utah. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate plans to bid for the seat being vacated by retiring seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LOGAN – U.S. Senator Mitt Romney answered questions ranging from comprehensive postal reform to immigration to climate change at a town hall meeting at Utah State University that he cut short so that those interested could attend another town hall in downtown Logan on medical marijuana and medicaid expansion in Utah.

Afterwards, he outlined his plans to deal with gun violence.

“At the federal level, I think we have to have a universal background check capability on all commercial sales of guns and I think we have to make bump stocks illegal,” Sen. Romney said. “So, those two things at the federal level.

“And other measures have to be considered most effectively at the state level where each state has its own peculiarities, but the state legislatures find what’s best to protect our schools and our public places.”

He said Thursday’s event was not like some town hall meetings that turn contentious.

“I thought this was a really good town hall meeting,” he explained. “Some are more difficult, in terms of people having points of view that they don’t get to really express. But here, people expressed their views on a wide range of issues. We had a good back and forth on a number of issues. I thought it was really constructive and helpful.”

He said he has voted for 80 percent of President Trump’s proposed legislation but if he hears something that is divisive he won’t be silent.

He said he will always vote for what is good for Utah.

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3 Comments

  • Free Bird August 23, 2019 at 6:24 pm Reply

    Amendment II

    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

  • Linda August 24, 2019 at 1:40 am Reply

    Mitt you’ve been a disappointment. Won’t be voting for you again. You’re a dem in disguise. Trump 2020.

  • Maga Patriot August 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm Reply

    Mitt you’re just a spineless rino. You never fail to disapoint in that regard.

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