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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Becky Edwards Tells Undercover Journalist She is Utah’s ‘Best Bet’ to ‘Stand Up’ For Abortion if Roe v. Wade is Overturned; “Deeply Concerned” with ‘Trigger Laws ’

  • Project Veritas Action published undercover footage of U.S. Senate Candidate, Becky Edwards (R-Utah), who is seen expressing her willingness to “stand up” for abortion.

  • In the footage, Edwards is approached by a Project Veritas Action Undercover Reporter who initiated a conversation about support for abortion and Edwards says, “I can absolutely guarantee you, I’m your best bet and the only candidate who has even said anything other than, ‘joyful, happy, yay, answer to prayer,’ on what we’re seeing on [overturning] Roe.”

  • Edwards then says, “I’m going to stand up” in reference to abortion. She goes on to expresses her concern for Utah’s trigger law: “…and we have like trigger laws here in Utah that basically is going to make things really - I’m deeply concerned.”

  • Edwards is a Utah state representative running to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator, Mike Lee (R-Utah). Edwards has not yet responded to a request for comment.

[SALT LAKE CITY– June 23, 2022] Project Veritas Action has published undercover footage of U.S. Senate Candidate, Becky Edwards (R-Utah), speaking candidly about her intention to “stand up” for abortion.

In the video, Edwards is approached by a Project Veritas Action undercover reporter who expressed support for abortion. Edwards described her concern for Utah’s abortion trigger law which would set a new policy framework on the matter in the event Roe v. Wade is overturned.

“I can absolutely guarantee you, I’m your best bet,” Edwards said.  “And the only candidate who has even said anything other than, ‘joyful, happy, yay, answer to prayer,’ on what we’re seeing on [overturning] Roe,” Edwards added.

Edwards then said, “I’m going to stand up,” and repeats that when the undercover journalist says, “for abortion.”

In the footage, Edwards makes comments critical of states with similar laws planned to take effect. “No, no!  Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, what the heck?  Idaho even!”

Edwards is running to unseat incumbent Senator, Mike Lee. At the time of this writing, Edwards has not responded to a request for comment.

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