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‘Deeply offended’, Governor Cox and Lt. Henderson condemn letter sent to Salt Lake County GOP delegates

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Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox speaks during a briefing at the Utah State Capitol on Jan. 8, 2021. Utah lawmakers have voted to require every cellphone and tablet sold there to automatically block pornography, the conservative state’s most recent move targeting online porn and one that critics call a significant intrusion on free speech. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News, via AP, Pool, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Governor Deidre Henderson issue a joint statement in response to a letter sent to Salt Lake County Republican Party delegates.

According to the duo, they are “deeply offended” by the recent communications directed at the Salt Lake County Republican Party delegates on March 26.

“We are deeply offended by the recent reprehensible communications to Salt Lake County delegates,” they state. “Let us be clear: This type of behavior should never happen and when it does we will not tolerate it, ignore it, or explain it away. It is unacceptable.”

White text on a blue background reads: “We are deeply offended by the recent reprehensible communications to Salt Lake County delegates. Let us be clear: This type of behavior should never happen and when it does we will not tolerate it, ignore it, or explain it away. It is unacceptable. The Republican Party needs women in our policymaking and discussions. Sincere apologies are owed to the women who have been victimized and we admire their courage and strength in coming forward. That is not an easy thing to do.”

They go on to emphasize the importance of women in the workforce and how the party itself “needs women” involved.

“The Republican Party needs women in our policymaking and discussions,” they add. “Sincere apologies are owed to the women who have been victimized and we admire their courage and strength in coming forward. That is not an easy thing to do.”

The letter can be read down below:

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