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Rep. Owens tweets 'we are Americans,' continues to blame left for divide

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 16:48:57-05

WASHINGTON — Despite claiming "we are Americans," Utah Rep. Burgess Owens continued to claim the "lefts" were dividing the country in a tweet Monday morning.

Owens was responding to a tweet that asked for him to resign, along with blaming him and President Donald Trump for the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead.

READ: Utah's GOP auditor calls Trump's actions 'seditious and treasonous'

The tweet appeared to start off with words to bring the country back together, but quickly veered off into a condemnation of the Democratic Party.

"Remember my friends, we are Americans. We fight back the Lefts divisive spirit and replace it with We the People harmony. We inherently drift toward the light..civility, service, kindness. Let’s work to find our better selves & watch the angry left implode. Can’t help themselves." tweeted Owens.

Many believe Trump played some role in inciting the violent protests on Jan. 6 that disrupted the Electoral College process in Congress. Last week, Trump became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice.

READ: 'An insurrection;' Utah politicians condemn violent protests at US Capitol

Throughout the campaign leading up to Election Day in November, Owens aligned himself with Trump and supported the president's unsubstantiated claims of election fraud following the victory of Joe Biden.

Owens, along with fellow Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, voted to object to the certification of Pennsylvania's electoral college votes.