South Carolina GOP Censures Congressman in Retaliation for Impeachment Vote

South Carolina GOP Censures Congressman in Retaliation for Impeachment Vote

(WatchDogReport.org) – On January 13, the House voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump for the second time. The vote was mostly almost along party lines, except for 10 Republicans who sided with the Democratic Party. One of those members of the GOP is now facing the consequences of his vote.

On January 30, the South Carolina GOP voted to censure Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) for his vote to impeach Trump. According to a statement from the party, the congressman disappointed Republicans and the district he represents. Chairman Drew McKissick said impeaching a president one week before leaving office is “never legitimate and nothing more than a political kick.”

Rice isn’t the only person who voted for impeachment to be censured. The Carbon County, Wyoming Republican Party voted to censure Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) for her vote, as well. There’s an expectation that every member of the GOP who voted to impeach Trump will face primary challengers. But, that’s the price they’ll have to pay for joining the Left’s witch hunt against the most popular conservative president in decades.

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