Republican Lt. Gov of Utah Blows Up on ‘Political Tribalism’ In Viral Tweetstorm: ‘I Want to Punch Someone’


Spencer Cox (R), Utah’s Lieutenant Governor, is over it.

In a late-night Tweetstorm which has garnered a great deal of attention on Wednesday morning (particularly in progressive circles), the Beehive State’s second-in-command completely blew up on what he termed “political tribalism.”

“I know I shouldn’t tweet,” Cox wrote. “But I’m angry. And sad. I hate what we’ve become.”

The Lt. Gov. added, “I want to punch someone.”

Cox went on to turn the blame on certain members of his own party for the current state of affairs.

“Some in my party are doing and supporting things I never thought possible,” he wrote. “You won’t believe me, but your party is capable of it too. We get what we deserve. If we want change, we have to change ourselves.

Cox followed with several more Tweets:

This is not the first time the Utah Lt. Gov. has received positive recognition from some on the left. Following the Pulse nightclub shooting, Cox made national news by apologizing to the LGBTQ community for his past beliefs.

In his final Tweet late Tuesday night, Cox said, “I’ll probably delete by morning.” As of this writing, he has not done so.

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