Ohio GOP to vote on censuring Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

Ohio GOP to vote on censuring Republicans who voted to impeach Trump

According to Fox News, the Ohio Republican Party will vote this week on a resolution to censure GOP members of Congress who voted to impeach former President Trump in February.

According to Republicans with knowledge of the resolution, the resolution targets the ten House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump this year, including Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and the House’s number three Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.

Members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee did not respond to Fox News’ requests for comment right away.

The resolution condemns Trump’s two impeachment trials as “meritless, partisan acts motivated by retribution.”

It also claims that the most recent impeachment, which took place in January, was “unfairly expedited” and served “no purpose other than further dividing this country.”

Before moving to censure GOP House members who voted “to support the unconstitutional, politically motivated impeachment proceeding against President Donald J. Trump,” the resolution calls on Republicans to “unify as a party” and uphold the Constitution and “rule of law.”

Tom Rice of South Carolina, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Fred Upton of Michigan, Peter Meijer of Michigan, John Katko of New York, David Valadao of California, and Jaime Herrera Beutler and Dan Newhouse of Washington are the other eight Republican representatives named in the resolution.

Other Republican lawmakers have been chastised for their votes during Trump’s impeachment proceedings. Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) were both chastised by their respective Republican parties for voting to convict the former president in his February impeachment trial.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, an outspoken Trump critic, narrowly avoided being censured by his state’s Republicans, who booed him as he took the stage at the state convention.

Following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the former president’s second impeachment was swift. He was charged with inciting an insurgency.

Earlier this year, Trump’s legal team argued his case during the former president’s second Senate impeachment trial. Trump was acquitted again, making him the first president to be impeached and acquitted twice.

The House voted to impeach Trump without holding a hearing on the charges, despite the fact that the Constitution does not require the House to hold a hearing on impeachment articles.