Bryan Schott, Salt Lake Tribune

Bryan Schott

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Recent articles by Bryan:

GOP lawmaker says she trusts Utah women to control their ‘intake of semen’ as abortion trigger law goes into effect

Utah Republicans in the Legislature celebrated Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion. → Read More

‘I’m going to stand up’: Undercover video attempts to paint Becky Edwards as pro-abortion

Conservative group Project Veritas released an undercover video of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Becky Edwards that attempts to paint her as pro-abortion. → Read More

Toxic politics. Threats and online abuse are making the campaign trail miserable for a Utah congressional candidate

Republican congressional candidate Tina Cannon is under a barrage of harassment trying to push her out of the race. → Read More

Few differences between candidates during GOP’s 2nd Congressional District debate

Republicans Chris Stewart and Erin Rider mostly agreed during their 2nd Congressional District debate on Tuesday evening. Rider, who is challenging Stewart for the GOP nomination, struggled to highlight contrasts on topics covering gun control, inflation and immigration. → Read More

Report says 18 Utah legislators have followed far-right groups on social media.

Eighteen Utah lawmakers have joined far-right groups on Facebook according to a new report. → Read More

Debate frustration: Utah GOP will host candidate debates independent of the Utah Debate Commission

Utah GOP Chair Carson Jorgensen says the party will host its own debates for candidates ahead of the June 28 primary election. The move comes after the Utah Debate Commission declined to include the GOP in the selection of questions and moderators. → Read More

New Eastman emails shed more light on postelection efforts to help Trump overturn his loss

A new batch of emails from Trump campaign lawyer John Eastman shed more light on the effort to help Republican legislators appoint alternate electors in battleground states Donald Trump lost in 2020. Utah Sen. Mike Lee's text messages with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows show he was working toward a similar goal. Eastman's emails also show he met with former CEO… → Read More

Utah Gov. Cox says he opposes additional abortion restrictions if Roe is struck down by Supreme Court

Gov. Spencer Cox said on Tuesday that Utah's current restrictions on abortion, which would go into effect if Roe v. Wade were reversed, are enough. The governor added that Utah should focus on providing more opportunities for mothers and children, increasing support for adoption and foster families and working to prevent unwanted pregnancies. → Read More

Overturning Roe v. Wade could be a political minefield for McMullin

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Evan McMullin says he does not favor the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, which is a reversal from his 2016 presidential campaign. → Read More

D.C. police officer says Sen. Mike Lee opposed Jan. 6 investigation to cover up his actions

Police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the deadly Jan. 6 riot accused Sen. Mike Lee of opposing an independent investigation into the attack to keep his involvement in the effort to reverse Donald Trump's election loss from becoming public. → Read More

Proposal to change Utah GOP platform on abortion eliminates language on exceptions for rape, incest and preserving life of the mother

A proposed platform change for the Utah Republican Party takes a harder stance on abortion, putting the party to the political right of the LDS Church. → Read More

Utah GOP chairman suggests Gov. Spencer Cox’s ‘woke ideology’ is causing ‘buyers remorse’ among Republicans

During an appearance on Fox News Channel, Utah GOP Chairman Carson Jorgensen said Gov. Spencer Cox's "woke ideology" is causing some "buyers remorse" among Utah Republicans. → Read More

Ballot stuffing mars Salt Lake County’s GOP nominating convention, as Republicans warn of voter fraud conspiracies

Election integrity was a focus of Saturday's Salt Lake County Republican nominating convention, even as two delegates are caught stuffing the ballot box. → Read More

Crackdown on party switchers slows the flow of non-Republican voters joining the Utah GOP

Lawmakers moved up the deadline for Utah voters to switch parties ahead of a primary election. That has dramatically reduced the number of voters shifting to the GOP. → Read More

Sen. Mike Lee will face two primary challengers for a three-way race

The race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination will be a three-way affair between Mike Lee, Ally Isom and Becky Edwards. All three qualified for the June primary election by gathering signatures. → Read More

Election fraud conspiracy events are coming to Utah this weekend

A pair of far-right election fraud conspiracy events in Utah will host a Colorado election official who is under federal indictment and a former professor who has called for executions as punishment for voter fraud. → Read More

Utah lawmakers to meet Friday to override Gov. Cox’s veto on bill to ban transgender girls in female school sports

Utah lawmakers plan to meet this Friday in an effort to discuss overriding Gov. Spencer Cox’s expected veto of a bill that would prevent transgender girls from participating in school sports that match their gender identities. → Read More

Salt Lake City eliminated from race to host 2024 Republican National Convention

Salt Lake City has been eliminated from the list of potential host cities for the 2024 Republican National Convention. → Read More

‘They have blood on their hands.’ Alexander Vindman says Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart are complicit in Russian invasion of Ukraine

Former national security aide Alexander Vindman says Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart bear some responsibility for the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He says their support of Trump helped embolden Vladimir Putin and put U.S. national security at risk. → Read More

Don’t expect Mitt Romney to take sides in U.S. Senate race

Sen. Mitt Romney says he probably won't endorse anyone in this year's U.S. Senate race in Utah. → Read More