SLCoGOP Chair Chris Null’s Statement, in support for Gov Cox current COVID-19 response and demand for an apology from Salt Lake Tribune

I support Governor Cox current COVID-19 response.

I wish to echo Mike Lee’s statement, “Forced control and government mandates have not worked. Gov Cox, LG Henderson, and Utah’s Legislative leadership are right to give sound advice without adopting the failed policies of heavy-handed control.”

I also want to add my gratitude to Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and his office, who have worked so hard to stop the unconstitutional Biden vaccine mandate.

“This is no ‘everyday exercise of federal power, it is instead a significant encroachment into the lives—and health—of vast number [sic] of employees. We expect Congress to speak clearly when authorizing an agency to exercise powers of vast economic and political significance. There can be little doubt that OSHA’s mandate qualifies as an exercise of such authority.”
– Majority Opinion SCOTUS

Utah deserves an apology from the Salt Lake Tribune.

I am disgusted by the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board when they stated in today’s op-ed:

“Were Utah a truly civilized place, the governor’s next move would be to find a way to mandate the kind of mass vaccination campaign we should have launched a year ago, going as far as to deploy the National Guard to ensure that people without proof of vaccination would not be allowed, well, anywhere.”

The Editorial Board pretends to have all the answers, disparaging a proven safe and highly effective Nobel Prize-winning drug by calling it a “horse de-wormer”, in effect giving (bad) medical advice. They manage to echo the level of hate and bigotry that sounds more like 1933 Nazi Germany, as Hitler took over, than present-day Utah – the state that “keeps the American dream alive.” We cannot allow this thinking to enter our society. The Salt Lake Tribune must apologize to the people of Utah and reign in these board members before their infection spreads worse than the pandemic we are already fighting.

May we all remember these words of the late President John F. Kennedy given during his inaugural speech in January 1961, “…we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

President John F. Kennedy may have been in another political party, but his words most accurately convey my feelings at this moment.

“In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility — I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our country and all who serve it — and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.”


Chris Null
Salt Lake County Republican Party, Chair


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