May 7, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Ohio GOP censures Rep. Anthony Gonzalez over Trump impeachment vote

Photo of Anthony Gonzalez wearing a mask and looking behind his shoulder
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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.

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.

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