EXCLUSIVE: The Ohio Republican Party will vote this week on a resolution to censor GOP congressmen who voted to impeach former President Trump in February, Fox News has learned.
The resolution targets the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump this year, including Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez and Republican No.3 in the House, Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming, Republicans aware of the resolution told Fox News.
Members of the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee did not immediately return Fox News’ requests for comment.
The resolution calls Trump’s two impeachment trials “baseless partisan acts motivated by retribution.”
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He also claims that the most recent indictment in January was “unfairly accelerated” and “served no purpose other than to further divide this country”.
Resolution calls on Republicans to “unite as a party” and uphold the Constitution and “rule of law” before moving to censorship of GOP House members who voted “to support the procedure of unconstitutional and politically motivated impeachment against President Donald J. Trump “.
The other eight Republican representatives named in the resolution are 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 Washington Newhouse.
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Other Republican lawmakers faced censorship for their votes during Trump’s impeachment. Both ways. Bill Cassidy, R-La., And Richard Burr, RN.C., were censored by their local Republican parties for voting to convict the former president in his February impeachment trial.
Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, – an outspoken critic of Trump – narrowly avoided a motion of no-confidence from Republicans in his state, who booed him as he took the stage at the state convention.
The second indictment of the former president was swift following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. He was accused of inciting an insurgency.
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Trump’s legal team pleaded his case earlier this year during the former president’s second impeachment trial in the Senate. Trump was acquitted a second time, making him the first president to be impeached and acquitted twice.
The House voted to impeach Trump without a hearing on the charges, although the Constitution does not explicitly require the House to hold a hearing on the articles of impeachment.
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