Utah politics is in the middle of a whirlwind week.
During Wednesday’s extraordinary session, House Democrats collectively walked out before a vote on a critical race theory resolution encouraging CRT not be included in Utah schools.
Rep. Angela Romero (D-Salt Lake) was one of the lawmakers to walk out and says it was the best way to make a statement that Republicans did not include Democrats in the debate leading up to the vote.
“This is policy that we’re talking about, and people are focused on the politics,” Romero said.
Romero studied critical race theory as an undergrad and as part of a masters program and said she has longer term concerns over the resolution.
“If we ban this, where are we going to go next? Are we going to go to gender studies, are we going to say people can’t read books?” Romero said.
On Monday, Gov. Spencer Cox wrote a letter to lawmakers saying critical race theory would not be part of the official special session agenda.