Ohio GOP censures Rep. Anthony Gonzalez over Trump impeachment vote
The Ohio Republican Party on Friday censured Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) and called for him to resign for voting to impeach former President Trump in January, Reuters reports.
The big picture: Gonzalez is the latest Republican lawmaker to be punished for voting to impeach the former president on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.
- Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is facing efforts to oust her as House GOP conference chair over her criticism of Trump.
- Other Republicans who were censured include Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), two of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump.
What they're saying: Ohio Republican Party chair Bob Paduchik said in a statement Friday that the censure "addresses an unconstitutional, politically motivated process that served no purpose" — apparently referring to the impeachment of Trump, per Reuters.
- Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans who joined Democrats in voting to impeach.
- Gonzalez's office was not immediately available for comment.