UTAH: GOP Gov. Gary Herbert Denounces “Anti-Mormon Bigot” Steve Bannon For Attack On Mitt Romney

The Deseret News reports:

Gov. Gary Herbert slammed Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Donald Trump, as a “Mormon bigot” Wednesday after Bannon accused Mitt Romney of hiding behind his LDS faith to avoid serving in Vietnam.

The governor called it “a low blow because of politics” that was disappointing. “This smacks of good old-fashioned Mormon bigotry. I think that’s what Steve Bannon has demonstrated with his comment, is just he’s a Mormon bigot,” Herbert said on KSL Newsradio’s “The Doug Wright Show.”

“Clearly there’s many ways to serve your country,” he said, joining other Utah leaders in condemning Bannon’s comments made during a rally for embattled GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Like Romney, Herbert spent two years as a missionary for the Mormon Church when he was a young man.