Utah Democratic Party Statement on Gov. Cox Sending National Guard and Troopers to Promote Political Agenda on Southern Border

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Anderson, Communications Director
Phone: +1 (801) 830-0645
Email: press@utdem.org


SALT LAKE CITY, February 9, 2024 — This morning, Governor Spencer Cox announced that he’s sending members of the Utah National Guard and law enforcement to the southern border as part of the MAGA Republican party’s ongoing political grandstanding on immigration.

Utah Democratic Party Chair Diane Lewis released the following statement in response: 

“This is just the latest in a long line of recent actions by Spencer Cox that prove that he is more interested in playing political games than getting important things done for the state of Utah. No matter how hard he tries to falsely justify his grandstanding through fear-mongering, the fact is that we have far more pressing issues facing our state that we should be devoting time, energy, and money to than posturing in an effort to please Donald Trump. Once again, if Cox and his Republican friends are so concerned about the border, they should be supporting the bipartisan proposal negotiated by President Biden and Senate Republicans. We deserve a governor who is more focused on doing work for the people of Utah than building his own personal brand on the national stage or protecting his own political ambitions.


“Organize Utah” is the Utah Democratic Party’s 2024 coordinated campaign, bringing together candidates, county parties, and other organizations in a unified effort to defeat Republican extremism and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

For more information, please contact Ben Anderson at press@utdem.org or 801-860-0645.

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