Rep. Owens Says He Accepts Biden As President, Apologizes To ‘Liberals’
Jan 29, 2021, 5:30 AM | Updated: 5:55 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Rep. Burgess Owens met with Utah lawmakers Thursday at the state capitol.
He’s the newest representative for Utah’s 4th Congressional District after winning the seat from incumbent Ben McAdams.
Lawmakers asked Owens if he recognized Joe Biden as the president of the United States. Owens was one of the Republican legislators who objected to the electoral vote in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 – the day of the deadly insurrection.
The Deseret News reported Owens apologized to “liberals,” saying the he now knows the difference between liberals, Marxists and socialists.
He also told the Utah Democratic caucus and said he accepts Biden as the winner, adding that he thinks there needs to be improvements to the voting systems in America.
He also spoke about finding common goals across the political aisle – something lawmakers agreed with.
“You have to understand, growing up when I did and seeing the damage that has happened to my community and the death, I’m passionate about it,” Owens said. “What I didn’t realize, and now I’m realizing, is that the ideology that we’re all fighting against is something we all need to know is out there.”
Owens was asked about his tone when he appears on cable news channel interviews.
He said he’s just a passionate man who believes there are “people who do not love our country the way we do.”
“I’m now going to represent everyone,” he said.