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Utah GOP warns the Republican Party about becoming fixated on 'unanimity of thought'

The Utah Republican Party is standing by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and his vote to convict former President Donald Trump.

Utah's other Republican senator, Mike Lee, voted not guilty, and the party said in a statement that their different stances "showcase a diversity of thought, in contrast to the danger of a party fixated on 'unanimity of thought.' There is power in our differences as a political party, and we look forward to each senator explaining their votes to the people of Utah."

While the Utah Republican Party might feel it is "natural and healthy" for members of the same party to have disagreements, not everyone is on that same page. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) voted to convict Trump, and he was censured by the North Carolina Republican Party on Monday, with leaders calling his vote "shocking and disappointing."