South Carolina GOP Censures Congressman for Voting to Impeach Trump

South Carolina GOP Censures Congressman for Voting to Impeach Trump

(ConservativeHub.com) – Ten Republican House members defected and voted to approve an impeachment article against Donald Trump as part of a Democratic-led effort to blame him for the January 6 riot at the nation’s capital. His approval rating dipped momentarily in the wake of that unrest but quickly bounced back, with 81% of Republicans reporting they had a positive view of him in the latest Morning Consult poll.

As one might expect, retaliation against the 10 renegades was swift. Many of them could face stiff competition from other Republicans in the 2022 primaries. Republican party members in South Carolina voted to censure Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) on January 30 for supporting impeachment.

The GOP executive committee approved the censure resolution, and state Republicans approved the measure by a margin of 43 to 0, with 2 individuals not casting a vote.

A censure is an official reprimand that carries no further penalty than official condemnation. However, it is rare for a sitting member of Congress to receive such a rebuke from their own party.

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