PROVO, Utah – Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi vetoed a unanimous vote by the Provo City Council for a mask mandate. I originally voted for Kaufusi but I am regretting that vote now.
After the City Council unanimously voted in favor of the mask mandate, Kaufusi wanted to turn around and make a statement against the health of her own constituents by vetoing the council’s vote. Kaufusi is obviously pandering to the far-right fringe base in Provo.
The City Council later overrode the mayor’s veto.
My wife teaches at Brigham Young University, and if she contracts the virus as a result of students running around Provo without masks (which we have seen frequently on social media) because Kaufusi has sanctioned as well as encouraged it by her veto, I will hold Mayor Kaufusi personally responsible. So will a large portion of her previous base.