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Utah House opens resolution to address actions of education board member Natalie Cline

Feb 9, 2024, 1:41 PM

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Utah Legislators on Capitol Hill (KSL TV News)

(KSL TV News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah House of Representatives took the first step of initiating possible punishment for Utah State Board Member Natalie Cline for a recent post she made about a high school girl’s basketball player.

The House voted unanimously to open a bill file titled “Resolution to Address State School Board Member Natalie Cline.”

The resolution allows the House to begin conversations, and get much-needed input from legislative lawyers, about what Cline’s punishment could be, including impeachment. The bill is not specifically an article of impeachment.

Meanwhile, Senate Leaders addressed the issue as well saying that they are working with the House.

“We’re going the be methodical, we’re going to be thoughtful,” said Sen. President Stuart Adams, R – Kaysville.

Cline started a controversy when she posted images of a Utah high school girls basketball team with the comment, “Girls’ basketball…” that drew vitriolic comments about gender identity.

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Utah House opens resolution to address actions of education board member Natalie Cline