Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, thinks allegations have reached the point where Attorney General John Swallow can no longer effectively fill his office.
“The office of Attorney General is bigger than any one person. If he (Swallow) did decide to resign, I don’t think people would be unhappy,” Weiler said of issues facing the Utah AG.
As a legal issue, Weiler doesn’t believe any allegations pending against the attorney general will result in criminal charges. He said Swallow’s political standing is another matter.
“He’s a dead man walking. I don’t think he’s re-electable, and he’s lost any mandate. Whatever he does at this point will be questioned. I think we’ve crossed the line where he can effectively carry out the last 3 1/2 years left on his term,” Weiler said.