A co-founder of the United Utah Party says he does not feel he left the Republican party, but rather the Republican party left him. Jim Bennett, son of the late longtime Republican Senator Bob Bennett, said his father had also reached that feeling long before he passed away.
On KVNU’s For the People program Thursday, Bennett said before his father passed, both he and his father hardly recognized the Republican party. There are a number of issues which stand out to Bennett that neither major party wants to discuss any more.
“Term limits, the United Utah Party is pushing for term limits,” Bennett exclaimed. “Both the Republicans and Democrats have punted on this issue. Campaign finance reform, independent redistricting, reforming the system is central to what the United Utah Party is trying to do.
“Both Republicans and Democrats are trying to protect the system because that system protects them, and protects their power. The United Utah Party wants to upend that in order to return that power to the people who are voting.”
Bennett says he is happy to see that the numbers in the new party are rapidly growing.