LEWIS CENTER, Ohio – The Ohio Republican Party censured U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives from other states on Friday for voting in February to impeach former President Donald Trump, in a nearly unanimous vote of the powerful central committee.
The vote made the Cleveland congressman the eighth of the 10 defectors to be rebuked or censured by a state or local party. Efforts against two others failed.
The resolution to censure that was approved by the committee called Trump’s second impeachment process meritless, unprecedented, unconstitutional and purposeless. Along a narrower vote, the committee also approved a second resolution, which hadn’t been on the agenda, calling on Gonzalez to resign.
Messages seeking comment were left with both Gonzalez’s campaign and his government office.
The question was brought by a party now led by Bob Paduchik, a Trump adviser and loyalist who ascended as chair after the resignation of Jane Timken, who is pursuing a coveted open Senate seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Rob Portman.
Timken has faced criticism from rivals in the GOP Senate primary for initially, in her role as chair, defending and not rebuking Go… (Read more)
The Ohio Republican Party censures U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and nine other GOP representatives from other states for voting in February to impeach fmr. President Trump. https://t.co/bnXWMWinxC
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Author: Redstate Observer Staff
Source: Redstate Observer : OHIO GOP CENSURES U.S. REP ANTHONY GONZALEZ FOR VOTING TO IMPEACH TRUMP