Utah gov­er­nor warns Biden against ‘weaponiz­ing’ democ­ra­cy and polit­i­cal dis­course

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<div>Utah governor warns Biden against 'weaponizing' democracy and political discourse</div>

EXCLUSIVE — Gov. Spencer Cox (R‑UT) is encour­ag­ing Pres­i­dent Joe Biden to take the per­son­al out of his appeal to the coun­try to put pol­i­tics aside for the sake of democ­ra­cy and polit­i­cal insti­tu­tions.
Cox, chair­man of the Nation­al Gov­er­nors Asso­ci­a­tion and spear­head­ing its “Dis­agree Bet­ter” ini­tia­tive, called on Biden not to weaponize the impor­tance of civil­i­ty in polit­i­cal dis­course.
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“I’m grate­ful when they do that,” he told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er on Thurs­day of Democ­rats speak­ing out about hyper­par­ti­san­ship and polar­iza­tion. “But again, the way they do that is often … it’s the pres­i­dent say­ing, ‘I believe in democ­ra­cy, and all these ter­ri­ble Repub­li­cans hate our coun­try and are try­ing to destroy us.’ That’s not the same thing, right? That’s kind of weaponiz­ing, even.”
Instead, Cox, who wel­comed Biden to his state of Utah last month, rec­om­mend­ed a more “sym­pa­thet­ic and empa­thet­ic” approach, includ­ing ask­ing why some Repub­li …