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'Wanted' poster left at office of Utah Rep. Curtis

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Posted at 3:46 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 18:35:52-05

WASHINGTON — Despite voting against the impeachment of President Donald Trump, someone taped a "wanted" poster to the office door of Utah Rep. John Curtis on Thursday.

The fake poster insinuated that Curtis was wanted for the crime of treason.

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During a television interview, Curtis showed the poster when asked "How do you feel today?"

"Well, this was dropped off at my office a few minutes ago," replied Curtis.

The poster claims Curtis is "wanted" for "resisting the true electoral victor Trump & willful failure to stand to object to the corrupt & vitiated states."

"This doesn’t make me fearful or angry, it makes me sad for the divisiveness in our country. I invite my colleagues and constituents alike to show civility and respect—especially when disagreeing. That is the only way we can heal as a nation." Curtis tweeted.

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The poster heightens fears of continuing violence by Trump supporters who vilify anyone who did not attempt to keep the president in office. Curtis was with his colleagues in Washington D.C. last week when protesters breached security at the U.S. Capitol and led a riot that killed five people.

Curtis supported the impeachment process started after many believed Trump incited the violence, but voted against the resolution Wednesday along with 197 other Republicans. Despite the nay vote, Trump was still impeached, becoming the only president to suffer the fate twice in their administration.

Instead of impeachment, Curtis favored a resolution to simply censure Trump which accused the president of "attempting to unlawfully overturn" the presidential election and "violating his oath of office."

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Later Thursday, Curtis commented on social media that there are better ways to reach him than by placing a threatening poster on his office.

"Email, phone call, attending a town hall meeting, I promise there are better ways to voice your opinions with our office." tweeted Curtis.